Video Pictures contain found movement – captured and shared.
This large body of naturally animated photographs with duration is simultaneously photography and video.
These naturally animated photographs grew out of Boorstein’s night pictures. In the night
pictures the shutter was left open; the camera moved while the subject was still using the camera, as a stylus, to create drawings of still subjects. In the VPs, the camera is still, but the subject moves. Live sound brings the work closer to video.
It was not until
video was available on portable cameras that this body of work could be created. Boorstein said that even with a small, easy to operate camera (which he always carried) the intended subject often vanished before he could get the camera out.