Frozen time, altered perspectives in new photo shows

The Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid

Photography stops time, and no photographer has done that more succinctly than Harold “Doc” Edgerton (1903-90), the MIT electrical engineer who took the electronic flash to extraordinary heights. He captured moments, such as the corona-like backsplash of a drop of milk, that happen so quickly the eye cannot perceive them.

Sports photographers stop time, too, looking for drama. In his new show at Samson, Todd Pavlisko layers Edgerton’s vintage prints on old basketball posters, and the coupling is strangely perfect: funny, even sweet, and humming with erotic undertones and comedy. Read more.

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