What’s a kino?

Kino (n) German: cinema, movie theater

Photos are static. Each one frames and freezes a slice of time attempting to capture the oft-quoted decisive moment. Cinema is dynamic. Films combine frames and bend and shape time to their narrative will.

Kinos, as I’ve dubbed them, are somewhere in between, intended as haiku-like images: single dynamic pictures that capture a scene and the action within that scene. I was inspired to experiment with this form by a video created by photographer Patrick La Roque last year.

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