“Am I dreaming some impossible dream? Or just taking a reading with my spacetime machine?”
Jay Mark Johnson makes time-based photographs with a special camera described well by Judith Herman here which has the incredible ability to separate out slow and fast-moving elements of the composition and also background and foreground layers.
I found the pictures fascinating and they grew on me as I started to get a strange feeling of familiarity with the movement represented by the stills. It’s almost as if it’s connected to the way you perceive and then remember motion over time, ignoring the irrelevances and preserving the true focus on the subject matter.
I would loved to have seen his exhibition at the Boutwell Draper gallery recently, but sadly missed it. Lets hope he returns soon.
Meanwhile, it’s off to the shed to build my own slit camera!
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