TIME-less 

 

An ongoing body of work gleaned from TIME Magazine 100 most influential photos of all time, that explore the effect of time on our collective memories of events. Such as: The Man on the Moon (1969, Hasselblad 500EL/M), Tank Man (1989, Nikon FE2), Flag Raising on Iwo Jima (1945, Graflex Speed Graphic), Lunch atop a Skyscraper (1932, Graflex Speed Graphic), D-Day (1944, Contax II) and the Falling Man (2001, Kodak DCS560). These reconstructed photographs aim to rekindle the emotions and awe felt when first viewed, while challenging the collective memory of these events. Such as who/when/where/how they were captured, which is a basic formula for any narrative. Accompanying the reconstructions are the authentic cameras like that used in capturing the original photographs, along with forensically analysed copies of the original images highlighting sun-angles on relation to the photographer. Both aiding in the understandings of those decisive moment in history.

This visual aesthetic echoes the fogging of time that blurs our memories, created by the technical limitations of the cameras and their lenses.

Made in Time

The accompanying video showcases the process in which Gareth created this TIME-less project. The video of his bi-volume sketchbook highlights a continued in-depth approach to research, spanning both the contextual and technical methodologies behind some of the most iconic photographs from the last 100 years. While his own methodology to recreating those images are inspired. Gareth is groundbreaking in his approach in using authentic cameras to capture his recreations, bringing a truly accurate re-representation of timeless photographs we all know but unfamiliar with.