DEW Magazine‘s Cinematic issue revels in the drama and the emotion of the silver screen. Each photographer, each editorial, approaches the theme differently from Enokae’s modern film noir to this; The Hitchhiker by Stephanie McNiel.

McNiel’s shoot feels distinctly like a series of film stills. Each one draws on cinematic techniques: our heroine photographed through the glass of the windscreen, a shot where we’re in the car with her… The narrative cuts to the isolated road as trees whoosh past the car window. Then McNiel swaps to black and white as our protagonist flees through the woods in a blur of motion, before the final scene – a frame clipped off in the drama of an action moment – brings the series to an end.

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The Hitchhiker by Stephanie McNiel: DEW issue 5
The Hitchhiker by Stephanie McNiel: DEW issue 5
The Hitchhiker by Stephanie McNiel: DEW issue 5
The Hitchhiker by Stephanie McNiel: DEW issue 5
The Hitchhiker by Stephanie McNiel: DEW issue 5
The Hitchhiker by Stephanie McNiel: DEW issue 5
The Hitchhiker by Stephanie McNiel: DEW issue 5
The Hitchhiker by Stephanie McNiel: DEW issue 5
The Hitchhiker by Stephanie McNiel: DEW issue 5
The Hitchhiker by Stephanie McNiel: DEW issue 5

It’s not a crystal clear narrative in so much as fragments of cinematic moments that convey their intended mood to us the viewer. Martin Waitt’s styling is subtle and well-chosen for the setting and the story.

View the full shoot, which stars Tereza Janakova, at the gallery above.

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