60-second slices of present // Warsaw 2012

2012 was a fruitful year as to continuing my photo project “60-second slices of present”. In my last post on the selection of 60-second shots from Berlin I mentioned that I plan to extend this work with photos from other cities around the world, too. So here’s a start at that: last year in October I spend a couple of days in Warsaw and these are the fruits of that trip:

To me it seemed present Warsaw has a fast pulse. The images reflect on this city’s young past, its uprising economic power and its vast infrastructural spaces with lots of buzz and motion in them.

I remember having very much enjoyed the city’s vibe. Besides using 25 ASA black and white negative material I also tested out Fuji Velvia 50 for my purpose to see how one Warsaw minute would look like in color.

I like the colour shots, too. There is a certain subtlety to them the monochrome ones don’t seem to have. But still, for the future, I decided to keep the project in black and white just to keep it consistent.

Here’s a shot from behind the scenes. It was taken while I was exposing the first shot of the twelve shown above. I think it questions how limited our concept of time is and what happens if, for a shot, the timespan is extended out of the conventional frame of human perception.