Ten Hours


Ten Hours

For the most part, we experience our lives at about 30 frames per second - in photography terms, this is about 1/30th of a second (or faster) as a shutter speed. As part of my ongoing preoccupation with time and a sense of place, I started to wonder how much time I can pile into a single moment, in effect distorting time. And what happens to a place, what is captured, when you compile all of those “moments” into a single frame? What’s left?

“Ten hours” is a sort of metaphysical answer to this question in that these images are the result of ten-hour long exposures made by leaving my pinhole camera out overnight, taking a ten-hour long exposure. I consider the result a sort of meditation on the slowing down of time, and a portrait of that specific chunk of time of that specific location.

Large format pinhole images shot on film, 32x40” Digital archival pigment prints.

Installation shot. Framed works are 32x40”, varnished without glazing (no glass), float frame in oak. Inquire for more details.

Installation shot. Framed works are 32x40”, varnished without glazing (no glass), float frame in oak. Inquire for more details.