Have you ever witnessed something that has evoked such strong emotion in you, you felt compelled to spend hours upon hours creating something in the vein of it, in homage to what you’ve witnessed? If you haven’t, what would something like that be? It was in the fall of 2012 photographer Bruce Wayne came upon his incident which he’ll forever have etched in his mind. His creation, however, just may have that event etched forever in our minds.
Two years ago Wayne was shooting a timelapse on the Ben Franklin Bridge and was witness to a suicide. As Wayne was setting up and executing his shot, a man lept from the bridge and ended his life, and the effect of that rippled through the water and into the lives of those who were there, including Bruce.
Of this time, Bruce recalls the damp, dark, and heavy mood that settled on the time and area like a dense fog; How the loss of someone’s life could actually be tangibly felt in the air. The effect on Wayne was so great, he wondered what the city would’ve appeared like to the mystery man that day before he took his life, and has created a dark timelapse to show just that, and dedicated it to the man on the bridge.
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So many timelapses get so caught up in the technical wizardry that they lack emotion. This, Into Eternity, takes a far different and darker route. Shot on a Canon 7D with a Hoya ND400 filter, the conversion to black and white, was done in post. The imagery, strong and architecturally based, is entirely black and white, and combined with the soundtrack, really do pull you into the back story, drawing out pensive emotions. This is really the power of photography put to good use. The last scene is where he saw the man end his life – and you feel it.
Source: PetaPixel, Images are screen captures from featured video