It’s almost impossible to sign into Vimeo without getting sucked into the latest and greatest timelapse video. It’s easy to understand why these videos find such great success. They allow the viewer to experience something incredibly surreal, yet familiar. Something as simple and beautiful as a sunrise can now be devoured in seconds.Photographer Pelle Cass also has deep fascination with what can happen over an extended period time, but has found a unique way of capturing it. Pelle describes his latest project as a “Still Timelapse Photograph”
He notes his inspiration:
"I was sitting outside, and just wondering what happened over time there. What happened over one hundred years. In a hundred years it would be filled up black with people, all covering every single inch. Making shadows and overlapping."
That simple thought lead Pelle’s to create his “Selected People” project.
After locating his ideal location, Pelle sets up his camera, frames his shot and proceeds to take between 100-300 nearly identical photos. After pulling the pictures into Photoshop, Pelle paints in interesting patterns and people. The result is similar to timelapse video - surreal, yet similar.