Harvard Pole Vault 11 by Pelle Cass
Pelle Cass is an award-winning photographer from Boston whose work has been widely exhibited, collected, and published. His work appears in collections such as the Fogg Art Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In the reshuffled time of this series of composite photographs called Crowded Fields, play prevails over the competition, the stands are empty, and the fields are full, and whole games are shown out of sequence. Most of the photos were taken during events with a small crowd at pools, fields, stadiums, and arenas in and around Boston, USA. Pelle Cass explains his process as follows, to make the compositions, I put my camera on a tripod, take up to a thousand pictures, and compile selected figures into a final photograph that is kind of a still time-lapse. I change nothing—not a pixel. I simply select what to keep and what to omit. It all happened precisely as you see it, just not at the same time.'
Why we believe in: The series conveys the eeriness of time, a feeling of Dionysian chaos, and a sense of play.
We warmly welcome Pelle Cass to Jenny DAO
Original collection: https://foundation.app/@pellecass/cfpc/16