THIS IS AMAZING. NO. REALLY. DON’T JUST SCROLL PAST. FUCKING LOOK AT THIS, WOULD YOU? HUMANS ARE CAPABLE OF SUCH INCREDIBLE THINGS WHEN WE TRY. THIS IS MIND BLOWING AND BEAUTIFUL. AND ALL THE OTHER CLIFFS AND FOREST….IT’S SO PRETTY
Jacques-Henri Lartigue’s iconic photograph of a speeding automobile race is a benchmark of our fascination with the tension between the still image and motion. As new imaging technologies are developed, the phenomenon and appeal of motion distortion continues - in this case caused by the rolling shutter used in iphones. Images of disembodied airplane propellers and leaning landscapes have even inspired their own flickr gallery.
The split-scan video above animates everyday motion with mind warping technique that simulates the effects of a rolling shutter.
Leaning forward into the blast of an airplane propeller hidden beyond the frame, Lartigue’s image exposes the hidden forces of new technology and embraces motion as an ideal.