Rush Hour, Martin Newth

22/01/2005

 

Rush Hour, Martin Newth

22/01/2005

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It was anticipated that by 2010 drivers in the UK would spend an extra working week per year stuck in traffic. In Rush Hour Martin Newth confronted this inevitable reality by photographing commuter routes during peake travel times. The use of hour long exposure times reduced the relentless movement of thousands of cars and people to a faint blur. These quiet, still images that appear to depict empty roads and office spaces belie the frantic, noisy daily rush of commuter life.

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