The visual paradox in these photos results
from the way that they have been created.
This way of image creation is completely
different from the one that conventional
cameras use. The film during the recording
is moving – so along the image, it is being
recorded a sequence of points, each one surrounded
by its past and its future.
Observing these photos with attention,
someone can see that every moving body/
spot has the same direction. The people who
are pictured in movement, seem to have a
common starting point and a common end.
Like the passage of the time – unreturned
The concept of slit-scan photography is not
new. All of us, more or less, we have seen this
kind of picturing in athletic speed contests.
The difference here lies in the unorthodox
use of this machine which – instead of creating
the photo-finish – is picturing the people
in the city of Athens, for 38 seconds.