These Photos of Old Film Reels Are Beautiful

Posted April 26, 2013 by Rick in Movie News

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People often find reels of film and the projection booth interesting. I have always been interesting in seeing modern projectors and their humongous platters holding a connected reel of film. Austrian photographer Reiner Riedler thought the same thing. He used film reels of classic movies as the subject for his newest project. The project “The Unseen Seen”, the photos are pretty amazing.

Riedler was granted access to a film where he photographed hundreds of reels of film, from classic features to lesser known productions with titles he found interesting. It’s amazing how some of the images evoke memories of the film in question. He said “The concept is to confront the viewer with the image of an object (film rolls) and in doing so recall images from the spectator’s memory. By reading the movie title, I want to generate emotions and images from our memory.” Take a look and be sure to let us know what you think.

Alien Film Reel (585 x 488) Dietrich film reel (585 x 488) Godfather Film Reel (585 x 488)