joseph crone

“My intention is to explore, through hyper-realistic drawing, the cinematic narratives and defining visual styles associated with classic film noir. Putting an emphasis on low-key lighting, plot, and mood, each suspended moment is then uniquely scripted and captured through the camera’s eye. From here, I render the previously filmed still by using colored pencil on frosted acetate, a lithographic technique that I have adapted and fine-tuned over the past few years. The smooth, semi-transparent quality of the acetate enables the colored pencil to achieve not only a wide range of textural detail but also higher levels of contrast and saturation as often seen in early cinema.

Combining these elements of technique along with the genre’s ability to engage the audience helps to compose my vision of cinematic nostalgia, which I plan to further develop and capture with each subsequent work.”