Elliott Kaufman’s photographs on the passage of time (Time Transformations) encompass many of the same aspects as his architectural photography. Specifically the observation and the positioning of the sun and how the environment, whether built or natural, is altered by the movement of light. He anticipates exactly what the sun will do when it reaches a certain angle and how it will affect and inform his photograph.
The original sources of Kaufman's imagery are what we see – sky and water. Kaufman sets up a static camera shot, sometimes for 3-4 days or sometimes just a few hours at intervals of every one second to every hour, depending on the view and dynamic movement of the scene. He is dependent on cooperative weather patterns and often rewarded with remarkable surprises.
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