Six Frames Per Second
Photography / Book Experiment
An experimental photography project that took a full roll worth of photos of a single person, in a single burst, without them knowing this was going to happen.
The project is absurd and redundant. I did it as a sort of meditation on how people pose for cameras; at what point a person's pose breaks loose, and the slight variations in expression that can mean so much, but get buried once someone is aware there's a camera pointed at them.
An audio recorder was set up to record the reaction. The roll was later developed and the resulting 36 photos were printed in the darkroom. The camera that took the images was capable of recording 6 frames per second, and later, each of the silver-gelatin prints were exposed for 6 seconds per frame. These photos were then combined into flip-books and recorded on a digital video camera. The resulting video was synchronized with the original audio recorded at the moment.