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56 ARTIST PROFILE Xan Padrón

Time Lapse. Princes Street, Oakland New Zealand. 2019

Xan Padrón

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single spot is captured multiple times and pieced together into seamless compositions by Xan Padrón, whose photographic work finds life in even the most remote corners of the world. Behind the lens he is a silent observer who sees things quietly and finds stories everywhere. While his work has often been about movement, he began the TIME-lapse series in a moment of pause; reflecting on how much life happens in one place. Finding a location to sit for a while unnoticed he captures people as they pass, observing all of their differences and idiosyncrasies; their individual ways of walking and dressing, their personal rhythms and sense

of purpose. The photographer has minimal interaction with his subjects; something which is reflected in the silent conversation that his work holds. Padrón’s life as a professional touring musician has taken him around the world, constantly capturing new work while travelling. Now living in New York City, his work has been exhibited in Spain, Canada, Israel and the US. His portraits of artists have been published worldwide in newspapers, magazines, concert programs, posters and album covers. xanpadron.com xan@xanpadron.com

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