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.
Self Portrait with Dog in Kitchen
The same kitchen taken over several days. Dog and I are in the oven . . .
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.
Detail – Note the rather ghostly figures seen through the middle frame.
Detail – Historic tragedy eventually becomes a tourist attraction.
Construction site in Eastleigh, Hampshire. Composite of about 50 images, taken on two different days. The print is 3 metres long. 2016
Christmas Market in Winchester, next to the cathedral. 2015
Time and symmetry. There are Coke machines at either end, and the same couple is seen at three different times.
Bicycle parking in Leiden, Netherlands. Here I was the moving object capturing small chunks of time.