Here are some photographic GIFs (also known as cinemagraphs) from young and talented, NY-based photographer, Ignacio Torres. These intriguing GIFs are from his series Stellar and One Of Us!. Be sure to also check out his still photography, which is just as impressive and provocative.

Stellar:

This project began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a stars death. I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies. The models organic bodily expressions as they are frozen in time between the particles suggest their celestial creation. In addition, space and time is heightened by the use of three-dimensional animated gifs. Their movement serves as a visual metaphor to the spatial link we share with stars as well as their separateness through time.

One Of Us!

Ignacio Torres was born in the border city of El Paso, Texas. In the fall of 2010 he received his BFA in photography from the University of North Texas. His work has been exhibited in the Dallas/Ft.Worth metroplex and was awarded the Cora E. Stafford Scholarship for an emerging photographer in 2010.

Ignacio is currently working in personal projects that explore youth, identity and scientific theories through the use of photography, animated gifs and video. His most recent work “Stellar” is featured on The Ones 2 Watch. He lives and works in New York City.