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Jay Mark Johnson Captures Images That Emphasize Time Over Space

By: Meghan Young - Published: Oct 17, 2012 • References: jaymarkjohnson and neatorama
It was a happy day when photographer Jay Mark Johnson--who also happens to be an architect, painter, political activist, cinematic special-effects designer, and student of cognitive sciences--discovered what is now dubbed timeline photography. After purchasing a $85,000 rotating slit-scan camera, which records vast landscapes sliver by sliver, for high-resolution panoramas, Jay Mark Johnson found the accidental effects of motion in front of the camera strangely poetic. Honing in on certain subjects, his work emphasizes time over space.

Born in St. Petersburg, Florida, and based in Venice, California, Jay Mark Johnson "produces photographic images that challenge the norms of perception," as written in his biography. By isolating subject from background, his camera provides a new perspective for his audience to immerse themselves in.