“Time Lapse” by Photographer Xan Padrón

My interest has always been “capturing” the soul of a place through the people that happens to be there. Motion City was one of my first projects in this sense. I spent two years 2007-2009 shooting from a NYC public bus in all neighborhoods. Since my photographic work was always centered in people, I really wanted to “portrait” a city exclusively through its regular “random” people, without showing streets, landscapes, etc. Thats when I came up with the idea of my current project which I decided to call Time Lapse.
“I’m fascinated about how much life happens even at the most remote corner of a city. My itinerant life takes me around the world on a constant basis and I love walking around cities, finding a spot to sit for a couple of hours and, unnoticed, photograph random people passing by against a wall. I consider my works a kind of documentation of a city or a specific neighborhood. This series is not about the pictures I take but about the life that emanates from a moment of obsevation; a moment of pause”.
Xan Padrón
For the “Time Lapse” series I sit on a single spot, unnoticed, for about 2 hours, photographing a sequence of people passing by against one unique background. These quotidian gestures, combined, create a unique narrative of life by a wall in a place in the world. Time Lapse: 1 place, 1 moment.
The series is an ongoing project that includes cities in Spain, USA, Dominican Republic, China, Italy, Portugal, Cuba, France, UK, Australia, New Zealand…

Xan Padrón
Beijing

 

 

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Biblioteca

 

 

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Bologna

 

 

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Chelsea Piers

 

 

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Chicago Loop

 

 

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Chicago

 

 

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Coney Island

 

 

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Cuba

 

 

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El Barrio, NYC

 

 

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El Raval, Barcelona

 

 

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Keep Moving NYC

 

 

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Lisbon

 

 

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Madrid

 

 

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Nolita, NYC

 

 

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NYC 8th Ave

 

 

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Portland Sunnyside

 

 

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Porto, Portugal

 

 

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Rue des Recollets, Paris

 

 

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Santo Domingo

 

 

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Seattle

 

 

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Soho, NYC

 

 

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Soho, London

 

 

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Tribeca, NYC

 

 

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Trives, Spain

 

 

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West Palm Beach

 

 

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West Village, NYC

 

 

Xan Padrón’s Website

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Original source: https://www.booooooom.com/2019/06/11/time-lapse-by-photographer-xan-padron/

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