Complex Staging & Filling the Frame with Akira Kurosawa

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Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa

Complex Staging & Filling the Frame with Akira Kurosawa


Akira Kurosawa needs no introduction. He is one of Asia’s preeminent auteurs. While Akira was lauded by some more for his masterful editing skills, a recent link to his paintings of every keyframe of his film Kagemusha shows he was just as perfectionist about his composition and staging.

Complex layering of subjects and filling the entire frame of a wide lens are techniques obsessed over by many who practice street photography. And there’s no better masterclass then to obsess over these selected frames from Akira’s High and Low (1963) and Seven Samurai (1954) films.

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa
High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

High and Low (1963), Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa
Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa

Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa

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