Hermine Muskat on the importance of production still photographs | The Independent | Documentary Landscapes | Scoop.it

In their minimalism and stillness, photographs can capture the essence of a movie. They tell us the mood of the story we can expect to see unfold on screen and particular still images have become iconic in the world of cinema. Think of Jack Nicholson’s wild-eyed, unshaven, sinister grin captured by Murray Close for Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, for example.