A lot of my recent work (and in a way, my previous long exposures and night work) has been exploring the nature of time in photography. Photography is quite often considered a medium of instants… Snaps, shots, moments, and things caught in the blink on an eye. However, by combining multiple snapshots, taken in no particular order, one is able to combine many moments or instances into a single completed photograph. It is no one image that holds the meaning of the set, rather it’s the combined bits of information that each one holds.
In this series of Polaroid composite pieces (and more recently some similarly constructed pinhole images), a single image is fashioned from many of these individual moments. The larger image is composed of many smaller ones taken over a period of about a half of an hour. In some more recent work, I have been piecing together images over an entire day, and am currently working on a few pieces that will extend into even longer periods of time – many days, weeks, or even seasons.
Thirty Polaroid 600 Prints on Board, taken with a Polaroid OneStep.