A motion piece created for the People Illustration: Allegory assignment. Thanks to Emily, Jonathan, Nikki, and Alessandro for their help.
My aim was to illustrate the practice of light and darkness at the heart of what we do as image makers. Light is the revelation... communication... transmission of content, while Darkness is the obscurification, hiding what is meant to be hidden and muted. Neither is fully effective on its own, but a careful balance and choice between the two is where the message is crafted as each defines the other.
Technical bits: Filmed with a Canon 7D in 60P, slowed to 24 in post and converted to a filtered black and white image. Lit with various Mole and Profoto fixtures.