These looping video portraits are delightfully unnerving


posted Friday, November 1, 2013 at 1:11 PM EDT


French photographer Jean-Yves Lemoigne is an award winning advertising photographer, with campaigns under his belt for the likes of Saatchi&Saatchi, Citroen, Perrier, Volkwagen, and more. But its his slightly unnerving series of eternally looping portraits that have caught our eye.

Lemoigne has become an expert at what he dubs "photoloops", brief animated images that loop perfectly and eternally. He shoots them with a Red EPIC Camera 5K pixels, and has done a series of portraits, a look at the patrons of a Tokyo Rockabilly Club, and a series called Equilibrium

It's a combination of artful editing and high-quality recording that makes these images so compelling. They're just slow moving enough that when you first see one, you think it's a normal portrait until the sense of motion captures your eye. And from there you're stuck in the eternal loop of watching it.

NOTE: If the embeds below don't show the looping, you can see them all here.