Nicolas Ritter: One

“The project » one « focuses on the individual in a crowd. It particularly imitates the way in which the human eye observes: not viewing a crowd as a crowd, but observing little micro-scenes inside of it. All images are taken in London.”

Nicolas Ritter: One

It reminds me of that superpower I wanted as a kid, where I could stop and start time with a finger-click.

Nicolas is currently studying at the Academy of Art and Design in Offenbach, Germany.

More moving images on his website.



July 9, 2012


I really had to look hard at the second one for a moment. Great stuff!

(The advertising potential for a concept like this is way up there. I know that’s not what it was intended for, but I’d love to see this as a commercial.)

Although always cool to look at, I don’t know what makes these any more special then what’s been done. I understand his focus but it’s still doesn’t make it special. Perhaps I’m missing something. Especially when creating these are rather simple via software like…

Don’t get me wrong, like I mentioned before, I think they are really cool but not stand out work. Again, I could be in the minority. ;-)

Freezing the image and having one focus of movement is very effective.
I assume this is done by combining a still image and superimposing the moving elements. It’s very clever – would love to know how it’s done.

Very subtle, very clever. If this could be weaved into a campaign that looks like a traditional poster campaign but in fact contains elements of video I think that could be very effective in capturing attention in a micro movement way. Great stuff.

Nice take on the animated gif thingy that has been so popular of late:

This clip from Guide to the Senses, great documentary on BBC Four last week is about how our brain blocks out distractions allowing us to focus.

Wow! This is extraordinary.

I love it – and I’ve never come across anything like it. That superpower sounds like a nice shout David ;) Thanks for sharing, incredible work!

Really fun stuff. I wonder if the two subject stumble upon these what they will think…
(although I am sure waivers were signed!)

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