Jay Mark Johnson creates surreal images that record people and objects moving through time instead of space.

Jay Mark Johnson was intrigued by the dreamlike effects created when moving objects passed in front of the slit-scan camera he was using for high-resolution panoramas.

Instead of correcting the ‘error’, Johnson experimented with controlling the camera’s focus and timing. These surreal photos are the results.

Slit-scan photography captures images as a series of individual vertical strips. The technique is commonly used in races for the photo finish, and in motion picture special effects like the stargate effect in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. 

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