A gift from a colleague—a dozen rolls of old-school, 35mm camera film, enough for 372 black-and-white shots—gave photographer B.A. Van Sise an idea. Each day in 2018, he would take a single film photograph. No do-overs. With an average shutter speed of 1/350th of a second, the full year’s work would represent a single collective second in time.
It became one of the most meaningful and meditative experiences of Van Sise’s life.
The results are unveiled in the evocative Library exhibit One Second. For Van Sise, and for us, it serves as a reminder “to always keep an eye out, and to never overlook the small stories of the oversized people that flit through your lives for one half of one half of one half of one half of one second.”