Gallery Art

I may have mentioned this before, but a get a double kick out of art galleries, observing both the art and people observing art. These images are all long-exposure photographs taken inside the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, two years ago.

I have not been shooting a lot recently, and when I have, it’s generally been with my phone, shared via Instagram, with the intent to capture a moment of something I think is noteworthy or collect material for future collages. I haven’t planned a shoot or taken the time to work on long-exposure motion and over-exposed stuff like these shots in while, so it was nice to get back to them, sorting through some of the stuff that’s accumulated in the archives the last few years.
There is something about this style of photography that still really engages my imagination. The combination of realism–they are photographs of real things–with impressionism and abstraction creating so much narrative space within the image. Such interesting juxtapositions between stillness and motion. I also think the audience for this sort of photography has grown a lot since I started doing it ten or fifteen years ago. Hope you like them.


4 thoughts on “Gallery Art

  1. ReddDragon3

    Wow! I LOVE them. Especially the figures that look like they are turning into ballerinas (how I see it) like #9 and #10. All are visually spectacular and otherworldly. You have captured the “between” worlds. As a friend of mine would say: Trippy!

    Sent from my iPad


  2. Sandra Maxson

    Love love love these. I’m heading to New York next month and these make me excited for the MoMA! They capture the “there-and-not-there” feeling of being in front of standing in front of great art.

    1. damienpitter Post author

      Thanks Sandy! Enjoy your trip to New York. If you are also planning to hit the Museum of Natural History or the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you might want to check out Museum Hacks. Did the Natural History one a couple of weeks ago and it was great. Don’t think they do them at MoMA though. ( Cheers!


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