Time Frames - City Pictures (pH Classic)

Author(s): Susan Kismaric (Introduction by); Michael Spano (By (photographer))

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Time Frames, Michael Spano's long-awaited first monograph, catalogues the artist's exploration of spatial and temporal dimensions in photography. The book is divided into five chapters: Panoramas, Grids, Portraits, Multi-Exposures, and Diptychs; each employs a distinctive technical process to provide a new way of looking at life in New York City. Panoramas (1977-1983) show interacting urbanites moving through elongated frames as the lens of an extremely wide field camera pans during exposure. Grids (1980-1990) captures eight moments on a single negative as Spano moves through a sequence of events, pre-determinedly exposing a portion of the grid every four seconds. Portraits (1984-1990) focus on individual inhabitants transformed and etched out from their settings through the solarization and blurring forms into an atmospheric world. Multi-Exposures (1985-1998) combine solarizations with multiple perspectives. These single-negative layered compositions orchestrate and compress selected intervals of time and space into one image. Diptychs (1998-1999) fuse two distinct moments on one negative where scale, focal planes, and perspectives shift and comprise a dual image of urban spaces.

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General Fields

  • : 9781576873922
  • : Powerhouse Books
  • : Powerhouse Books
  • : April 2008
  • : .6 Inches X 6.625 Inches X 8.25 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Susan Kismaric (Introduction by); Michael Spano (By (photographer))
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 112