This is a segment — Chinese new year's parade in San Francisco — from the "Video Portraits" series
Project link is: kildall.com/artwork/2007/video_portraits/index.html
In this series of over 300 portraits, I ask a stranger if I can take photograph and instead I record video with my digital camera. Each person strikes a distinctive pose with a fixed smile and stares directly at the viewer, tapping into a universal experience of anticipation.
Subjects range from gay men at a pride parade, surfers in California, taxi drivers in Brazil, shoppers at a flea market and drunk people dressed in Santa outfits. Like conventional photographs, these serve as travel souvenirs. The videos grant duration to the photographic instant. The camera acts as a human eye, reflecting the complete shift to a documentation-based culture.
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