The mexican photographer Dante Busquets explains...
"Long exposures made with a photographic camera are nothing new. Inquiries into the concept of time in art, even older.
Why, then, these urban landscapes? Long-hour exposures provide a version of the world that we normally don’t see.
By making these images, I play with the notion of patience in our very visual, very fast world: does the capacity to observe for more than an instant still exists?
The Urban landscapes presented here are full-length movies, synthesized in motionless images. They address the great wealth of urban green space in Berlin, and that city’s historical and present connection to its water. They document the gaseous flow of life that runs in front of the camera.
According to the Berlin Senate's Open Space Planning unit, forty-six percent of its metropolitan area is either green or water. Any account on this city is incomplete, without considering its multiple open spaces, an essential part of Berlin's identity.
With these images I celebrate simple yet important changes I’ve experienced since moving to Berlin in 2009: a new urban mobility. I also celebrate the existence of these spaces, fundamental in any city."
Born : Mexico City
Lives in: Berlin, Germany
Cameras: 4x5, Mamiya RZ pro II, Canon SLR, Konica Hexar (b/n), HARMAN TiTAN pinholI
Inspiration (photographers): Mostly my own friends, such as chavesphoto.com
Quote: To document the gaseous flow of life