Max Touhey has been busy this year. This guy must have taken about a gajillion photographs so far this year, give or take, and that’s just the ones taken within New York city limits. That’s right, here’s 60 gigabytes of DSLR photographs, condensing the city into a really sweet little real life stop-motion. What’s more, Touhey highlights some of the less-traveled corners of our fair city. Don’t expect a lot of detail, as this is 24 photographs every second. But if you have a keen eye, you’ll catch some glimpses into the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the Domino Sugar Refinery, Floyd Bennett Field, the Rossville Boatyard, the New York Farm Colony, the Gowanus Rapid Transit Central Power Station (the “Bat Cave”), Fort Totten, Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, Dead Horse Bay, the Glenwood Power Station, and the Freedom Tunnels, (which I have been dying to visit). We’re left with a kind of overwhelming––Touhey says “sensory overload,” and it’s not wrong––rapid-fire slideshow of New York. Keep your eyes peeled for the chickens running around at 02:20, and the Freedom Tunnels at 03:30.
Touhey calls his video an “experiment,” which I’m taking to mean that he’s just not sure what to do with the stacks and stacks of photographs he’s sitting on. For what it’s worth, I think this is a pretty neat piece all on its own.