The Art of Strip Photography: Making Still Images with a Moving Camera (Lieven Gevaert #11) (Paperback)

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The Art of Strip Photography: Making Still Images with a Moving Camera (Lieven Gevaert #11) (Paperback)

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Photographic images can, apart from their capacity to show, convey an experience, a quality that has seldom been recognized. In this book, the artist and photographer Maarten Vanvolsem explains how the strip technique can tell a different story of time and space in photographic images, a story that leads to new expressions and experiences of time and movement. The strip technique itself seems to be neglected in the debate on time and photography, although it has a long history--from Muybridge to the photo booth. Its use is widespread and, especially in recent years, more and more artists have rediscovered the technique.

Based on an historical overview, a knowledge and understanding of the technique, and experiments with the building of cameras, this book will propose a new use of this forgotten art: a use in which the temporal terms "speed," "rhythm," and "pace" are of more value than terms so often associated with photography such as "freeze," "split second," or "capture." Within the book one can find more than thirty artists using the strip technique for their artistic practice. Vanvolsem shows how the technique may be used to rediscover the time-based possibilities of the photographic image.

Maarten Vanvolsem is lecturer and MA course leader for photography at Sint-Lukas Brussels, University College of Art and Design, and Research Fellow of the Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
Product Details ISBN: 9789058678409
ISBN-10: 9058678407
Publisher: Leuven University Press
Publication Date: August 15th, 2011
Pages: 216
Language: English
Series: Lieven Gevaert