Time Frames: City Pictures (pH Classic) (Hardcover)

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By Michael Spano (By (photographer)), Susan Kismaric (Introduction by)
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Time Frames, Michael Spano's long-awaited first monograph, catalogues the artist's exploration of spatial and temporal dimensions in photography. The book is divided into five chapters: "Panoramas", "Grids", "Portraits", "Multi-Exposures", and "Diptychs"; each employs a distinctive technical process to provide a new way of looking at life in New York City. "Panoramas" (1977-1983) show interacting urbanites moving through elongated frames as the lens of an extremely wide field camera pans during exposure. "Grids" (1980-1990) captures eight moments on a single negative as Spano moves through a sequence of events, pre-determinedly exposing a portion of the grid every four seconds. "Portraits" (1984-1990) focus on individual inhabitants transformed and etched out from their settings through the solarization and blurring forms into an atmospheric world. "Multi-Exposures" (1985-1998) combine solarizations with multiple perspectives. These single-negative layered compositions orchestrate and compress selected intervals of time and space into one image. "Diptychs" (1998-1999) fuse two distinct moments on one negative where scale, focal planes, and perspectives shift and comprise a dual image of urban spaces.

About the Author

Michael Spano, former director and curator of the nonprofit Midtown Y Photography Gallery, holds an MFA from Yale University and currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College. The author of Time Frames: City Pictures (powerHouse Books, 2002), Spano is the recipient of many honors and awards, including fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, CameraWorks, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Spano has exhibited his work at The Museum of Modern Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Harvard University’s Fogg Museum in Cambridge, The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and the Los Angeles County Museum, among others. Represented by the Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, Spano’s work is featured in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives and works in New York City.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781576873922
ISBN-10: 1576873927
Publisher: powerHouse Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2008
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Powerhouse Classics