Barry Jenkins (2019)

Visual Essay: Barry Jenkins – The Intimate Close-Ups

Barry Jenkins may be the modern master of the close-up shot. Jenkins’s close-ups are reminiscent of those crafted by the late, great Jonathan Demme—shallow focus with the character looking directly into the camera’s lens. Time seems to stand still as we gaze into the eyes of the characters. They are intimate and profound, and they are simply pure cinema.

 

Cut by Jacob T. Swinney

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