Time Flies

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Moun­tains, val­leys, forests, mead­ows, scat­tered ham­lets, and farm­steads. Michael Ruetz’s large-for­mat pho­to­graphs de­pict changes in sea­sons and of­fer wide views of stun­ning nat­u­ral land­scapes. But his work is more than just a de­scrip­tive por­trait of nat­u­ral scenery: Ruetz’s deeper aim is to cap­ture time through image se­quences that in­spire com­par­isons and ex­pand the lim­its of the viewer’s im­me­di­ate per­cep­tion. For his Timescape

817 piece, the artist ex­am­ines the changes in a se­lected Alpine land­scape through a se­ries of re­peated shots of the same por­tion of scenery, taken 2720 times over a pe­riod 23 years. Ad­mire his work un­til 5 Oc­to­ber at the Mu­seum of Pho­tog­ra­phy (p. 44).

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