Deep Space 8K: SEEC Photography

SEEC Photography is a science-art project that investigates how light moves across objects. This happens at the speed of light and within a few nanoseconds (1 nanosecond = 0.000000001 seconds). We use a gated camera, which allows for exposure times as short as 0.1 nanoseconds to record the motion of ultra-short laser pulses across subjects that represent traditional photographic themes, like the portrait, the still life or a horse’s head—in reference to Eadweard Muybridge’s pioneering work in stop-motion photography. The main character of these archetypical forms of photography is not the subject in front of the camera but light itself, traveling across the subject, being scattered and reflected off of surfaces. We literally watch light (photo-) in the process of writing (-graphy) an image.

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