Is it possible to record a song in a single image?
Even when confronted with a purely auditory medium, the camera has no choice but to see. Once the song ends the active listening experience ends with it. I wondered if there could be a lasting visual imprint left by the music – like that of the looming resonance of the final note, the warmth of the musicians touch on the keys, or the emotions imparted onto the listener.
I photographed myself and my siblings by fixing the shutter open for the duration of a chosen piece of music. I hoped to compress the piece of music into a single photograph, a single moment. More so, I hoped to capture the vast spectrum of expression available to us through music. My siblings and I were raised together and taught piano concurrently yet we each have a distinctly different musical voice. The only variable is what we have to say.