Single-pixel scanner photos

In View on February 9, 2011 at 7:30 am

Jason Kottke highlights photographer Adam Magyar, who takes photos using the same technology as finish-line cameras at racetracks:

Photo by Adam Magyar.

Photo by Adam Magyar.

As Kottke points out, it’s hard to describe what’s going on here.  The description he quotes is from the site Walking As One (via a story on Magyar from the blog lens culture):

Adam uses the same technologies as the finish line cameras at the Olympic Games, which take thousands of images a second and record through a 1 pixel wide slit. The time and space slices are then placed next to one another to generate an image without perspective. This method is capable of recording movement only, with static objects and buildings appearing as stripes and lines.

Here’s Magyar’s website with more of these photos (in “Urban Flow”).


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