The concept of a photograph capturing a moment has existed ever since shutter speeds dropped below a second in the early 20th century. A photograph has long been treated an artifact to the state of a space and its inhabitants within a singular instant. Eastman Kodak ran their most successful advertising campaign based on the “Kodak Moment”. “TIME” challenges the role of the image representing only a singular state of a space. Using digital compositing techniques, images are constructed with photographs taken over varying light, weather, and seasonal conditions to represent space under an extended context.
Chris Ebeling is a photography student at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Originally from Salem, Oregon he has specialized in outdoor sports photography since early high school. He is a proponent of new avenues of digital manipulation as alternative process. His recent work employs digital compositing and multiple Imaging Techniques.
EIS Published April 22, 2010