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Photographs That Play Tricks on Your Brain

And now for an artist whose work Doc Brown would totally adore. “If time is a succession of instants, I want to see what lies in between them,” says Chilean-born, Toronto-based photographer Isabel M. Martinez. “I am after the gaps between instants of consciousness.” The striped images in her Quantum Blink series, composed from two exposures taken instants apart, are an attempt to capture this elusive mental null on film; masks within the camera allow her to alternate between the two moments without fully fusing them together. “Visually, these works appear to shift and change depending on the distance and the angle from which they are seen,” she explains. “An illusion of volume may become apparent, while other times it may seem as though there are three images at play.” Experience the “quantum blink” firsthand with the images after the jump.


Isabel M. Martinez, Carousel (from the Quantum Blink series), 2011. Chromogenic print


Isabel M. Martinez, Crosswalk (from the Quantum Blink series), 2011. Chromogenic print


Isabel M. Martinez, Chevron #1 (from the Quantum Blink series), 2011. Chromogenic print


Isabel M. Martinez, Talking Hands (from the Quantum Blink series), 2011. Chromogenic print


Isabel M. Martinez, Dock #1 (from the Quantum Blink series), 2011. Chromogenic print


Isabel M. Martinez, Staff (from the Quantum Blink series), 2011. Chromogenic print


Isabel M. Martinez, Onlooker (from the Quantum Blink series), 2011. Chromogenic print


Isabel M. Martinez, Pond (from the Quantum Blink series), 2011. Chromogenic print

[via designboom]

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