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Announcing the Screening of Moving Stills, Featuring the Photography of Ash Gupta

Adrianne Curry
Past America's Next Top Model Winner Adrianne Curry photographed in the recent issue of Agenda magazine.
by Ash Gupta

(PRWEB) July 18, 2008 -- Internationally known photographer Ash Gupta's work is featured in the Michael Hirshenson short film "Moving Stills," an official selection of the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival screening Friday 6:00 p.m. July 18, 2008 at the Sunset Laemmle 5 in West Hollywood.

"The moment before, and the breaths taken after--these are the stories inside an image, moments distilled and frozen into the isolation of the still frame.

"But when an image grows too large, spilling out of the frame, it begins to enter another ambit, the art of the illustration of instance. A bridge of these forms provides the drama of the still, drawn across the sequence of time, giving the viewer a window into the amalgamated realm of a hybrid experiment in craft," said Ash Gupta.

The above statement comes from internationally known fashion photographer Gupta, and its very meaning unleashes a forum for all photographers and lovers of the art form to engage in. Hirshenson, a Hollywood casting professional for movies such as "Hook," "Lord of the Flies," and "Jurassic Park," has demonstrated Ash's quote well in his film "Moving Stills."

This 4 minute 45 second short is literally an experimental art film by which the still photographer, Gupta, sees moments frozen in time through his lens, while the filmmaker, Hirshenson tells a story with movement and sound.

The movie is further enhanced musically with score by Grammy Award-winning composer Joe Romersa, and is an official selection of the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.

"Moving Stills" screens Friday, July 18, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at Laemmle Sunset 5 Screen 3.

Ash Gupta is known for his bold, artistic, editorial style of shooting and has graced magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Italian Vanity Fair, Agenda Magazine, Professional Photographers of America (PPA), After Capture, LA Direct, DNA (a publication out of India), Beverly Hills Report, Brentwood, and Better Photography, and most recently Gupta participated as a judge on the Miss California USA pageant.

He has continued to leave a lasting impression on Agenda Magazine's readers with the last five covers - his most recent, featuring Adrianne Curry of "My Fair Brady," "America's Next Top Model," and "The Surreal Life."

Aside from Ash's photography work, he also gives back by mentoring young aspiring photographers and hopes to help them avoid the pitfalls he encountered while learning his craft.

"Moving Stills" stars Gulshan Grover, an iconic film actor from India, Brazilian model Ria Fe, and Maximillian Xavier.

"Moving Stills" is screening at The Laemmle Sunset 5 located at 8000 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046. Call (323) 848-3505 to purchase tickets.