03621, Tokyo, 2010 (Detail), from the series Stainless
While in Houston for FotoFest last year we were introduced to the impressive work of Adam Magyar. His prints of subway trains are lovely, dynamic and work on a number of levels conceptually.
Magyar uses unconventional devices, such as an industrial machine-vision camera that relies on scanning technology. Utilizing software and drivers which he programs himself, Magyar creates constructed images that capture moments in time and place that can neither be seen with the bare eye nor conventional optical cameras. The resulting photographs break with traditional Renaissance-defined perspective. The images combine the aesthetics of classic photography with a technology that redefines our understanding of linear time and singular space in a perfect blend of science and art.
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