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Time and Symmetry

 

According to the second law of thermodynamics all heat in the universe will some day be lost.  The temperature will fall to 'absolute zero', where even subatomic particles can no longer move – there is no movement of any sort.  Without movement there is no time, so there will be no time, as there was no time before the Big Bang.  In these images I look at the relentless passage of time:  Sometimes the objects in movement pass by in front of me, sometimes I am the object in movement. 

 

These images are meant to be seen on a large scale.  The first one (Leiden in The Netherlands), for instance, is meant to be at least 10 metres long by 40 centimetres tall. 

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Cover-photo11
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Composition206_b
Composition 131 – Self portrait
Composition 131 – Self portrait

Self Portrait with Dog in Kitchen

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Composition 131, Detail

The same kitchen taken over several days. Dog and I are in the oven . . .

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Composition 96

Berlin Wall memorial. Starting on the left, the victims who died trying to get over the Berlin Wall from 1961 to 1989. Then we are brought to the (our) present day with a tourist taking pictures.

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Composition 96_2

Detail – Note the rather ghostly figures seen through the middle frame.

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Composition 96_3

Detail – Historic tragedy eventually becomes a tourist attraction.

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Composition167
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Composition167_3
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Composition167_4
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Composition164

Construction site in Eastleigh, Hampshire. Composite of about 50 images, taken on two different days. The print is 3 metres long. 2016

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Composition 164_2

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Composition177

Christmas Market in Winchester, next to the cathedral. 2015

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Composition 177_02

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Composition 126

Time and symmetry. There are Coke machines at either end, and the same couple is seen at three different times.

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Composition 159

Bicycle parking in Leiden, Netherlands. Here I was the moving object capturing small chunks of time.

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Composition 159_2

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