Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Longest Photographic Exposures in History

In 2001 German photographic artist Michael Wesely was invited by the MoMA to photograph the destruction and re-building of the museum until 2004 - Wesely left the shutter open for up to 34 months:

Michael Wesely
Michael Wesely

It took more than 2 years for Wesley to create this incredible time incapsulation at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin:

Michael Wesely

"The moment is fading, all that remaines is the permanent overlapping of movements of all kinds, political or personal. The technologies of our times fuel this fire of restless 'Online-Existence'. One day computers won't have an on- or off-button anymore. We will always be online."

Via itchyi.com

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