This piece is a simple recording of a ride on the Brown Line in Chicago from Webster to Armitage Streets.

Rather than suspending a single moment, my photography examines the passage of time. To accomplish this, I invented a modern digital version of the panoramic camera. In my version, a single sliver of space is imaged over an extended period of time, yielding the surprising result that unmoving objects are blurred and moving bodies are rendered clearly. 

"The Transient Landscape" is a series of photographs exploring landscapes and cityscapes. The slit scan technique produces many strange time-based effects, including the absence of perspective and the extreme compression or expansion of objects based on their spatial relationship to the camera and its operator. 

Moving by train, boat, car, airplane, cable car or foot, various forms of locomotion transport the artist and his camera to scan landscapes. The result is a view of reality which is pure photography–not manipulated, but with an inescapable visual twist based on a changed set of rules.

- Ansen Seale