Next month the amazing TV-series “Breaking Bad” starts its 5th season. I know this has nothing to do with photography. Well, not entirely. “Breaking Bad” is shot on 35mm by Michael Slovis, an Emmy Award-winning director of photography. The way he approaches the telling of a story through a lens is just amazing. The many wide-angle slow-moving scenes are so wonderfully lit that they remind me of the works of photographer Gregory Grewdson and painter Edward Hopper. As a photographer I truly draw great inspiration from Slovis’ way of filming “Breaking Bad”. His usage if light, shadows and color. It goes to show that being able to match the story with a specific, and daring I must say, style of photography really can do a series great justice. Whether it are moving or still images. Now a new season is on the horizon, I can’t wait to see Michael Slovis’ work once again.
Breaking Bad is the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with advanced lung cancer at the beginning of the series. He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine with a former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), with the aim of securing his family’s financial future before he dies. (source: Wikipedia.org)