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Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers
By Bill Dobbins
The contribution of unit still photographers to the movies and movie history has been an important and significant part of the industry since the beginning. But few of the photographers involved have gotten the recognition they deserve. Until now.
The SMPSP in conjunction with DigitalFusion is pleased to announce an exhibition of images shot by unit still photographers on productions around the world. “A Single Frame” spans nearly 50 years and offers a glimpse on set and behind the scenes on films such as ”Jaws” (1977), “Goodfellas” (1990), “ Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015) and ”Hidden Figures” (2016), among many others . Featured are such cinema icons as Martin Scorsese, Jodie Foster, Charlize Theron, Dwayne Johnson and father-daughter Oscar winners Francis Ford Coppola and a young Sofia Coppola on the set of “Apocalypse Now.”
The exhibition is sponsored by Epson.
Curated by DF Studio’s Greg Dyro and produced along with the SMPSP’s exhibition committee, this striking exhibit of 42 images explores and honors the artistry and cultural importance of unit photography. The SMPSP and DigitalFusion thank Epson for their generous sponsorship of this exhibition.
About the Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers
The SMPSP was founded in Los Angeles in 1995 as a non-profit honorary organization dedicated to the art of motion picture still photography. Today, the membership includes a global roster shooting on set from LA to Rio, from Warsaw to Tehran. They share an interest in promoting the archival preservation of unit still photography and raising awareness of its intrinsic value. The organization also provides a forum for its members to exchange ideas and to examine the issues facing photographers today.
For over 18 years, DigitalFusion has been the premiere professional digital photographic services company. DigitalFusion serves the entertainment industry as well as commercial and fine arts, specializing in state-of-the-art studio and location digital capture, equipment rental, retouching, CGI, printing, scanning, fine art and archival digital capture, digital processing, online editing and workflow solutions (DF Studio), digital archiving, and graphic design services.
Bill Dobbins is a veteran photographer and videographer located in Los Angeles who has exhibited his fine art images in two museums and a number of galleries and has published eight print and 16 eBooks, including two fine art photo books: