The notion of vision has been influenced by the invention of photography.  The eye and the process of seeing has been reduced to the metaphor of a camera.  But for a camera to “witness” like the human mind, one must remember the internal biological and neurological processes.  A human viewer scans, focusses and re-focusses at various points within the field of vision.  The optics of a place are constructed of stitched memories occurring during the viewing process.  Encountering a landscape can cause a viewer to linger, to look outward and slow down the processes of seeing and perceiving a place. 
  These large scale photographs are made by taking a series of 40-100 images and then assemble them with software.  The interval posed in the titles notes the length of a sequence.  The title also states the place and gives coordinates for the viewer to consider standing at the same point.  Looking at the images is a collapse of time into the moment of being in the place. Because of the huge amount of detail allows the viewer to unfold the place again in one’s mind.

WITNESS 2007-present

Lewis deSoto