Eve Sonneman, Crop Dusting - Full Image

Crop Dusting, Clovis, New Mexico

Eve Sonneman

Audio

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Year

1978

Dimensions

8 x 10”

Medium

Cibachrome Prints

Description

American photographer Eve Sonneman is perhaps best known for her technique of pairing stills taken seconds apart and presenting them side-by-side. In Crop Dusting, Clovis, New Mexico the implied passage of time (compressed between shutter clicks) is amplified by the speed at which the plane passes overhead. Sonneman’s horizon lines track the free movement afforded by powered flight – to rise or fall, pitch, roll, or yawl – yet the plane remains parallel to the camera, shifting our understanding of what is moving and what is static.