Tuesday, April 28, 2009

We're All Gonna Die!

We're All Gonna Die - 100 Meters of Existence is a project by Simon Hoegsberg.  The title makes us reflect on our lives, and to value our waking moment.  But according to Simon, he encourage us to walk away with our own interpretation of the title and his work.

He shot the portraits on a railway bridge in Warschauer Strasse in Berlin, shooting over 20 days, and composited them seamlessly, featuring 178 people going about on their daily lives.  The final outcome, is a linear and could be the longest photograph.  While viewing the project from his website, you have the ability to scroll sideway to view the photograph in its entirely.  

The equipment he used for the project is a Canon Mark II EOS-1 Digital with 100-400mm Canon lens.  All focused subjects are precisely 20 meters in distance from the camera.  Epson in Denmark printed the project on paper made to resist rain and poor weather.

100 Meters of Existence can be seen at central Copenhagen, called Kongens Nytorv (King's New Square).  The exhibit will run from May 6 to May 28.  (see image below for a sneak peak)

Lastly, I encourage you to go to his webpage and view his many projects which offers a glimpse of people at the moment they were captured, supported with plenty of write-ups.