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Time-lapse exhibition Dark Cloud: White Light reveals remote New Zealand

Time-lapse exhibition Dark Cloud: White Light reveals remote New Zealand
Dark Cloud: White Light is a work by Joseph Michael that will open July 14 at Pataka Art and Museum

Dark Cloud: White Light is a stunning example of time-lapse photography, created by photographer and artist Joseph Michael. The work will be on show at Pataka Art + Museum from July 14 - October 13. 

By trekking through remote New Zealand and hauling with them five Nikon D800 cameras, 16 lenses, 30 batteries, four tripods and bespoke rigs, Michael and his crew were able to shoot parts of New Zealand that other people never see.

“When visiting places, people turn up, take a quick look, possibly a photo or two, and move on. Time-lapse has the unique advantage of showing the amazing transformations taking place day to day right in front of us,” says Michael.

More than 300,000 individual photographs have been condensed into three minute video portraits of 12 remote New Zealand landscapes, with the help of Park Road Post.

The videos are all accompanied by original soundtracks created by local and international artists. Here's a preview of the work, with music from Rhian Sheehan: 

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