Exploring Multiple Time Dimensions in the Streets of New York City
Most urban dwellers have pretty set routines — there’s a certain path we take to the train each day, a specific spot where we wait on the subway platform, a coffee cart we stop at where we know the bagels are always good. But have you ever been walking down the sidewalk, and suddenly felt a bit disjointed — like you were a few steps ahead or behind of schedule? A new series by New York City-based photographer John Clang captures this feeling using a montage of images snapped moments apart in the same location.
“Working on this series, I explore how time moves in this seemingly static urban space,” he explains. “The people become the moving energy flowing through this space, marking the changes, forming the time.” There’s also a Sliding Doors-element at work: “We may have a ‘life’ that exists similarly on a different path, one minute before or after the one we’re living now. We merely just exist in this current dimension, and sometimes when time paths collide, we have déjà vu experience.” Travel around town (and the space-time continuum) in a slideshow of select images from Clang’s series after the jump.
Time (Union Square). Image credit: John Clang
Time (Apple Store). Image credit: John Clang
Time (Brooklyn Bridge). Image credit: John Clang
Time (Fifth Avenue). Image credit: John Clang
Time (Soho). Image credit: John Clang
Time (Seaport Ice). Image credit: John Clang
Time (Chinatown). Image credit: John Clang