Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Edgar Martins (Getting Someone to Hold Still for Thirty Minutes)

One of the reasons you rarely seen people in long exposure night photography is because people who move during a long exposure either become blurry, or they disappear. Edgar Martins, who has recently achieved temporary fame through controversy, wanted to include a person in his long exposure night photographs of Portuguese beaches.

Although mannequins have recently been spotted posing at various Bay Area night photography locations. But Martins chose a more novel approach. He hired a living statue street performer (they're those people who stand perfectly still on the street corner for half an hour and try to collect donations from tourists... if you've never seen one, stop by Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco on any weekend day).

(Untitled from the series "Accidental Theorist", by Edgar Martins)

Read how he did it. Scroll down to the Accidental Tourist and read the description below the photograph. (via)


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