Friday, February 13, 2009

100 meters of existence

This is a screenshot taken from Simon Hoegsberg's, We're all Gonna Die: 100 meters of existence. The 100-meter long photograph documents 20 days from the same spot on a railroad bridge on Warschauer Strasse in Berlin in the Summer of 2007. (I chose this particular shot because I love her dress and he totally looks like a 50's greaser.) I'm not quite sure how he created the final image, but it's pretty interesting to see the diversity of people he captured.

I am thoroughly intrigued by his way of working. He relies so much on chance and has found a way to connect people on a universal level.
"In 2004 I spent six weeks stopping people on the street in Copenhagen asking
them what they were thinking about the second before I stopped them."

"In the winter 2004 I decided to find out if I could get from Copenhagen to
the Mediterranean Sea with just 14 euro in the pocket."

"In the summer 2005 I decided to cycle from Denmark to Istanbul on a 25
kilo tourist bike with tires of solid rubber.
I can't stop looking through his website, so interesting.

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