Wotanstraße 6a Berlin
Timescan photographs expand the bounds of the moment-based medium photography to let it become a time-based medium. By using a technique similar to the principle of the focal plane shutter the four dimensions of space and time get depicted in two dimensions of a photograph. While taking a timescan photograph the frame gets exposed column by column from left to right. The resulting image formed through the continuous floating movement of the column is a photographic diagramm of time. Any moving object in front of the camera will be displayed visually warped and distorted according to its space-time position. Static objects will be pictured in a classical snapshot way. The timescan photographs are taken with a custom-made digital scanner camera.