Still from Kinematograph film for Coastal Currents festival



Kinematograph Still - John House

Kinematograph Still – John House

I have been working on a new series of films that I have dubbed Kinematograph’s which will be previewed at Hastings’ Coastal Currents festival.

This is a new project I have developed whilst making other work, which came about from a desire  to making moving photographs.  I often spot a scene I want to take a shot of, however, the scene  never quite works as a still image because the movement within it is integral to why I am drawn to  it.

As a reaction to this, I began to make short films of these shots, with the camera in a static  position and the sound removed – they become moving photographs.

The term Kinematograph is a homage to an early motion picture camera from the late 19th Century, which also served as a projector and developer.  The name seemed an appropriate choice given the motives behind making this work.


I am delighted to be showing a couple of my Kinematograph’s for the first time as part of Hastings’ Coastal Currents Art Festival.  Rarities Productions are turning their beach hut into a cinema for one day only on Sunday 29th September and will be showing a series of short films and kindly asked me to participate.  More information on the ‘Beach Shorts’ event can be found on their website here:

You can also view my contributions on my portfolio pages here: