Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Museum of Modern Art, New York -- "Open Shutter" Series

Michael Wesely is a German photographer who has a series of polaroid multiple exposure photos, which span a three year time period. I'm a big fan of polaroid photography because of how raw the pictures tend to look. I really love this one because you can see the renovation and expansion of the MOMA over the years, while everything else around it stays completely unchanged. You can also see the streaks of the sun's rays in the sky which adds to the time lapse effect. I have recently learned how hard it can be to do a multiple exposures with a polaroid 680 camera. Although it is never mentioned the kind of camera and technique Wesely used, I can only imagine the difficulties that would come with three years of an open shutter.

TITLE: 9.8.2001 - 7.6.2004 The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ARTIST: Michael Wesely (German, b.1963)
CATEGORY: Photographs
MATERIALS: C-print, behind acrylic in a steelframe
SIZE: h: 175 x w: 125 cm / h: 68.9 x w: 49.2 in
STYLE: Contemporary
PRICE*: Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY: Galerie Fahnemann  +49 (0)30 883 98 97  Send Email
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S): Fahnemann Inventory Catalogue

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