Multi dimensional slit scans

A slit scan photograph is made by taking a timed exposure through a long thin aperture. Traditionally, the slit is moved across the field of view, recording what is visible through the slit as it passes in front of the sensor (or film). My method is slightly different. I pan the camera across a stationary slit in a dark room with a lit moving subject behind it. The resultant image depends on the movement of the subject, panning speed, slit orientation and panning direction. These images compress four dimensions into two, where the x-axis depicts the temporal and the y-axis the spacial.


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