Xan Padrón

The "Time Lapse" Project

Human Portraits of Cities and Neighborhoods Around the World

Quotidian gestures, combined, create a unique narrative of life by a wall in a place in the world. Time Lapse: 1 place, 1 moment.

In 2011, photographer and musician Xan Padrón started Time Lapse. His fascination with time and movement, coupled with an uncanny ability to disappear behind the lens, unnoticed by his subjects, brought him to the realization of how much life happens even at the most seemingly insignificant location of a city. A willful arrest of movement, where action becomes observation, brought into focus a whole new vision of each unique ecosystem. From such chosen still points of time and space, life emanates.

In Time Lapse Xan Padrón sits on a single spot, unnoticed, for 2 hours, photographing a sequence of people passing by against one unique background.