Tom Zetterstrom's Moving Point of View
Raising questions about established photographic realities, Tom Zetterstrom's silver prints, made throughout the 1970s and 80s, synthesize traditional landscape photography with a cinematic sweep of motion. Primarily shot from a car or train, the unique combination of elements that results – some adrift, some still – makes the viewer acutely aware of his lagging eyes and mind when confronted with the more efficient oculus of the camera.
Going to considerable lengths to facilitate his artistic fiction, balancing long, hand-held exposures over the steering wheel, or panning a side-window shot in one hand while grasping the wheel in the other, Zetterstrom reveals the beauty and surprise inherent in his photographic portrayal of movement.
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