Nov 06 2006

Camera Position 38 : It’s About Time

Published by at 8:00 pm under Podcast Entry

It’s about time. It’s about time to talk about time in photography and time as it relates to how photographs function. Using photographs by Garry Winogrand and Tokihiro Sato, we examine two different approaches to dealing with time in the photograph.

Photograph by Garry Winogrand Photograph by Tokihiro Sato

Photographs by Garry Winogrand (left) and Tokihiro Sato (right)
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8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Camera Position 38 : It’s About Time”

  1. samoppenheimon 07 Nov 2006 at 7:54 pm

    Awesome!!! This is one of the best, most revealing episodes of late.

    excellent! I love being introduced to photographers I had not seen before – great topic, well covered, awesome contrast/comparison.

    Much appreciated! made me think about my own art as well :D

  2. jeffon 08 Nov 2006 at 2:03 pm

    Glad you liked it. I was really blown away by Sato’s images. They “worked” on so many levels… photographically, cerebrally, as performance…. I’d never heard of him before seeing the show, either.


  3. Timothy Grayon 01 Feb 2007 at 10:41 am

    Wonderful site Jeff! I wish I had known about you and your classes back when I was a student at COD in the mid-90s.

    On the topic of Tokihiro Sato’s work, do you know of a website that features the video where he talks about how these pen light images were made?

    I’ve been looking for it and can’t find anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Keep up the great work with Camera Position. Love the podcast!


  4. Jeff Curtoon 03 Feb 2007 at 5:47 pm


    Unfortunately, I can’t find anything where he talks much about his technique. Most of what I know came from the walls at the Art Institute of Chicago, where I first encountered his work.

    Sorry I can’t be more helpful…

    Thanks for listening and for visiting!


  5. Joe Reiferon 19 Feb 2007 at 10:48 am

    Hi Tim and Jeff,

    Sato actually talks about his techniques in the book Photo Respiration, which is a small exhibition catalog in book form.

    There are two night photographers who have been experimenting with Sato-esque techniques — Toby Keller, and Tom Morrow.



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  7. stacy obornon 18 Jan 2009 at 10:04 am

    hi jeff,
    i’m trying to download the podcast (i’ve tried both here and at the itunes site), and keep getting a 500 server error. is something wrong with this stream? i’d really like to hear this episode on tokihiro sato, there’s so infuriatingly little information about him out there! thanks in advance…

  8. Jeff Curtoon 18 Jan 2009 at 11:43 am

    Hi, Stacy;

    Not sure what to tell you… it works both through iTunes and via direct download for me.

    The older episodes are on an “archive” server that isn’t as speedy as the “new episode” server, but they should download just fine.

    Here’s the direct link to the podcast:

    That might work for you…