A Different Take on the Decisive Moment

By KATHY RUGH


When capturing street photography the photographer must become observant of their surroundings and the actions happening around them. They watch for opportune moments to push the shutter and freeze a fleeting time of the world as it passes in front of their lens.

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In his series “Selected People”, Boston based photographer Pelle Cass pursues this concept in a more complex way. He positions his camera on a tripod and takes dozens of photographs over an extended time period. Then he combines the images into one, choosing only certain people to include. In this composite he puts together interesting mixes of color or pattern, or merely creates a more hectic portrayal of the space. Overall he creates photographs that combine responsive chance with calculated control.

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Some of his images are currently on view on THE FENCE at Photoville in the Brooklyn Bridge Park. And you can view more on his website at http://www.pellecass.com