Nov 22, 2010 / 1 note

What do you think about during ‘the gaze’?

American photographer Ted Partin is interested in that mind blanked raw moment called ‘The Gaze’ (not the Australian basketballer). The process of capturing these moments is incredibly lengthy, but is helped by his photographic method. Partin shoots with an 8 x 10 inch Deardorff camera, which has the same technological advancements as the wheel. Using the same plates that were used in the 19th century, it takes a long time to set it up for exposure. So by the time he gets around to taking the photograph, everybody is pretty glazed over in the first place.

It would have been a lot easier to just sit his subjects down in front of the National Geographic channel with a packet of crisps. The Gaze comes pretty quickly that way.

Have a peek here.

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