time motion studies

2006

type C photographs

50 x 40 cm




The series time motion studies emulates the early photographic studies of Eadward Muybridge and Jules Etienne Marey, recording the passage of a body through space. The photograph was taken from my point of view as I moved and the exposure was determined by the amount of time it took to travel a particular distance – for example up an escalator or down a flight of stairs. In the resulting overexposure, movement is rendered as faint traces within an almost white field.