"TIME FRAMES - CITY PICTURES" par Michael SPANO. Editions PowerHouse Books, New York. 2002.
TIME FRAMES - CITY PICTURES
"TIME FRAMES - CITY PICTURES" par Michael SPANO. Editions PowerHouse Books, New York. 2002. in-4, couverture toilée grise sous jaquette photo. 112 pages. Texte en anglais, introduction par Susan Kismaric, illustré de 76 reproductions photographiques noir & blanc, pleine page, par Michael Spano.
"Time Frames, Michael Spano's long-awaited first monograph, is an exploration of spatial and temporal dimensions in photography framed by the backdrop of New York City. Divided into five chapters, each employing a distinctive technical process, Time Frames showcases a wonderful, typically disjointed way of looking at life in New York City. Panoramas captures interacting urbanites moving through elongated frames as the lens of an extremely wide field camera pans during exposure. Grids captures eight moments on a single negative as Spano maneuvers through a sequence of events, pre-determinedly exposing one small portion of the negative every four seconds. Portraits focuses on individual inhabitants transformed from their settings through the solarization and blurring of forms into atmospheric otherworlds. Multi-Exposures matches solarizations with multiple perspectives. These single-negative layered compositions arrange and compress selected intervals of time and space into one image. Diptychs fuses two distinct moments onto one negative, in which the scale, focal, planes and perspectives shift and ultimately compose a dual image of urban spaces."