|© Steve Bloom|
When Tim Andrews was fifty-four, he was diagnosed with Parkinsons, and two years later he embarked on a personal project to be photographed by numerous different photographers. This picture was made with a long exposure in his darkened bedroom. Tim’s body was illuminated with an undulating beam of light, so he was effectively painted with light. The image captures facets of his persona as his expression changed during the exposure. The picture is an alternative to the ‘decisive moment’ school of photographic thought, challenging the fact that we don’t experience life as frozen moments. Instead, our eyes dart around and there is an unfolding synthesis of images which our brains interpret as experience. The photograph is currently on show at London’s National Portrait gallery, as part of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize Exhibition. – Steve Bloom.
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