TwentyFifteen 20/20: Transitions by Bryan van der Beek


I started documenting the passing of time, in fits and starts, about eight years ago. As a documentary photographer, capturing the decisive moment is one of my mantras. But I wanted to show more than one moment in a single photograph. Shooting during the golden hours at dawn and dusk, at first I used long exposures and time-striped composites. Later I experimented with time-lapse photography.

Transitions brings these concepts together and uses still images to show changes in light, movement and people. It is a change measured in hours, one we often don’t notice because we rarely stand still long enough to observe it.

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