i've shared the work of jacob t. swinney over here before. i try not to share too much from the same person but i just can't contain myself. i want to share nearly everything he does. his work is a constant source of inspiration for me.
today i'm sharing a video from a series he did that digs into the aesthetic and style of different film makers and artists. this one is about sofia coppola and it's a truly stunning study. it's all about the dreamscapes she uses throughout many of her films.
from him: "What defines the Sofia Coppola aesthetic? Is it the sublime use of soft and natural lighting? Is it the subtle pastels of the color pallet? Maybe the handheld camera that dizzily floats around the characters? All of these visual characteristics work together harmoniously to create Coppola's distinct dreamlike atmosphere. However, the aesthetic reaches far beyond the idea of a visual trademark--Coppola's atmosphere seems to mirror the inner workings of her characters. As Charlotte ponders a fully-realized life in Lost in Translation, the camera stutters around her in a circular motion. She is washed away, her clothing blending into the matching surroundings. In The Bling Ring, the silhouetted bandits streak across the glittery horizon as they chase their gaudy and tainted desires. In Marie Antoinette, the fanciful nature shots portray a longing for freedom and self-fulfillment."
and my favorite line: "Coppola crafts these dreamscapes to show us not only who her characters are, but who they want to be."