Tuesday, March 24, 2009

another great presentation last night was by artist Jonathan Harris who made this amazing website documenting his time on a whale hunt, he calls it an "storytelling experiment." As he describes in his own words, "I documented the entire experience [in] 3,214 photographs, beginning with the taxi ride to Newark airport, and ending with the butchering of the second whale, seven days later. The photographs were taken at five-minute intervals, even while sleeping (using a chronometer), establishing a constant "photographic heartbeat." In moments of high adrenaline, this photographic heartbeat would quicken (to a maximum rate of 37 pictures in five minutes while the first whale was being cut up), mimicking the changing pace of my own heartbeat." you can see the entire amazing collection here.

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