Barbara Probst

There are many ways of seeing the world. A little sleight of hand can show you them all

VG Bild-Kunst, Barbara Probst. Courtesy of Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin and Murray Guy, New York

Exposure #49: N.Y.C., 545 8th Avenue, 03.23.06, 1:17 p.m., 2006.


The problem with even a great photo is that there's usually only one of them. A single camera rooted in a single spot is limited to a single image. But the same scene could also have been viewed from above or below or the side or behind. When German-born photographer Barbara Probst handles the cameras, it is.

Probst, 43, focuses her work on capturing not just a photographic instant but also the swirl of perspectives surrounding that instant. To do that, she uses a cannonade of radio-controlled cameras, arrayed about a scene and synchronized to fire at once. The result...

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