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.
40x40 inches, printed on Dibond, limited edition of 11, price £800. Composite image with over 120 photos matched to form whole image..
This detail is part of a version of Composition 198 which is 10 metres long. Price by negotiation.
Staircase at different times.
Self Portrait with Dog in Kitchen. Composite image of over 100 photos (each object such as kettle, is photographed separately, then integrated into the whole image).
Detail: 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. Composite image of over 70 photos.
Detail – Note the rather ghostly figures seen through the middle frame.
Detail – Historic tragedy eventually becomes a tourist attraction.
Reading railway station in time. Composite of more than a hundred individual photos.
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. Composite image made of over 70 photographs. 2015
Time and symmetry. There are Coke machines at either end, and the same couple is seen at three different times. Composite image made of about 50 photos.
Bicycle parking in Leiden, Netherlands. Here I was the moving object capturing small chunks of time. Composite of several dozen photos.