“I have a very large — almost pixel-free — monitor and a camera with filters that dim the light coming in. I then open the camera’s aperture throughout the movie. Long exposure flattens out time.”
Shulman says he shot about 900 movies and distilled the results into the final 54 pictures for the project. The idea of flattening films into a single image has also been explored by other artists such as Kevin L. Ferguson, Jason Salavon and Jim Campbell.