SUBLIMATION

2015-2016

A collection of panoramic photographs taken with my iPhone 4S while riding the subways of New York City. Because the trains move too fast for the digital stitching to properly compile the photograph, there are glitches, missing elements and combinations that transform the photograph into a compressed image of time and space. The word “sublimation” has two definitions. In chemistry, it is the transition of an element from a gas to a solid, without the liquid phase. In psychology, it is the transition of sexual desire into socially acceptable behaviors. Subways are an in-between space, transiting from one point to another. These photographs capture this space.