Vanished in Time is an on-going series of long-exposure, 4x5 photographs of trains made primarily in the western United States. The blur of the train in motion contrasts with the much slower moving geology of the surrounding landscape, and challenges me to think about different ways I’ve experienced time in my life. As an adult, idling through the hours waiting for trains, like I did as a kid, feels like a luxury I can no longer afford. The abstraction created by the train in motion represents a wormhole or space-time conduit, of sorts, that I use to escape the constraints of maturity and revisit fond childhood memories of waiting by the tracks with my dad and brother, exposed to the elements and excitement of chance that at any moment a locomotive headlight may appear, approaching on the distant horizon.
Mark Lipczynski Photography, LLC.
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