Artist Jay Mark Johnson had a lucky accident with a $85,000 slit-scan camera for high HIGH definition panoramas and viola. No Photoshop. No tricks. Just a photograph of what a weathered human pushing a dumpster looks like, that and that only. The rest — the road, the sidewalk, the trees, the immovable misc — is just a sweeping, horizontal blur in this strip of film.
The way EKG shows heartbeats, the way we visualize sounds frequencies from space – this photograph measures movement, not form. This is just a moment, a vertical sliver of movement. Find out more science or just stare.