A Look at ‘Crowded Fields’ Captured by Photographer Pelle Cass

by Andy SmithPosted on

Photographer Pelle Cass’s composite photographs use time-lapse techniques to create chaotic sporting events. The artist has said that part of the fun in creating each work is being able to subvert the typical athletic affair and put the crowds in the fields, not in the stands. The artist doesn’t alter any of the settings in the work; he only takes out and adds in figures.

“Crowded Fields” follows in a similar trajectory to his “Selected People” series, also full of composite works. He said this on that series: “This work both orders the world and exaggerate its chaos. With the camera on a tripod, I take many dozens of pictures, and simply leave in the figures I choose and omit the rest. The photographs are composite,but nothing has been changed, only selected. My subject is the strangeness of time, the exact way people look, and a surprising world that is visible only with a camera.”

See more of his recent work below.