Boston-based photographer Pelle Cass uses a static camera and takes hundreds of shots from the same spot over the course of a day, recording the comings and goings of people in public spaces, which he then merges together to create these over-populated images.
Cass explains: “This work both orders the world and exaggerates its chaos. With the camera on a tripod, I take many dozens of pictures, and simply leave in the figures I choose and omit the rest. The photographs are composite, but nothing has been changed, only selected. My subject is the strangeness of time, the exact way people look, and a surprising world that is visible only with a camera.”