My friend Clara just sent me a link to a great photographer I didn’t know! Just thought I’d share his work on here.
“The German photography artist Michael Wesely has created the longest exposuresn to date. Using large format cameras (4x5 inches) he captured the light of his objects for up to 3 years in monochrome or colour.
The shots below are of the re-construction of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The photos were taken using 8 cameras positioned at various places around the construction site. These shots were exposed for 34 months between 2001-2004. Whatever technique he’s using, I think it’s safe to assume he’s left a wake of envious photographers eager to learn his secrets. According to Michael, he could do exposures for up to 40 years.
The sun traces in the sky give the images a beautiful, painting-like feeling.”