Michael Wesely

Michael Wesely was born in 1963. From a family of avid photographers, he became interested in the field at an early age. He studied photography in Germany and quickly began bringing his interest in conceptual art together with his use of the camera. To Wesely, beauty is important but always secondary to the idea. His most outstanding work is his extremely long exposures of cities. New York, Berlin, and others have been the subject of his photographs which are often months or years long. The result is images in which buildings being constructed or demolished are ghosts and the path of the sun creates arcs of light through the sky. His new works being exposed will take upwards of 50 years, likely not to be completed until after his death.

Images
Class experiments in Wesely-style