Photography Lessons from Twin Peaks

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Photography and film typically go hand in hand with one another as many photographers are interested in filmography and vice-versa. After all, many iconic photographers have doven into the world of film, as well as filmmakers who had a lengthy career in photography as well. We see this with Gordon Parks and Stanley Kubrick respectively. 

Above is a video from T. Hopper that explores the David Lynch show Twin Peaks, and how photographers can learn a thing or two from the show. David Lynch is often regarded as the first surrealist filmmaker, with Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, and Twin Peaks being some of his most popular works. 

Twin Peaks follows FBI Agent Dale Cooper, who travels to the small logging town of Twin Peaks to solve the murder of seemingly innocent high schooler Laura Palmer. However, as the show goes on, the surrealist style of Lynch takes over, leading audiences in awe of what they just witnessed. The show’s first two seasons came out in 1990, with a film in 1992, but the awaited third season didn’t come out until 2017. Nevertheless, watch the video to see how the show can teach photographers a number of interesting points every photographer should know.

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