Tuesday, April 10, 2012

teenage photog completes timelapse of downtown silver spring

Downtown Silver Spring in Motion from Tolu Omokehinde on Vimeo.

Have you ever wondered what the line at Chipotle looks like when sped up? Tolu Omokehinde has the answer for you. Over the past several months, the Blair High School student and his classmate Nick Grossman have spent 80 hours bringing a camera around Silver Spring, taking over 7,000 photos and compiling them into this awesome timelapse video. You can watch it right here, but I encourage to click on the "full-screen" button (bottom right) to get the full experience.

In addition to Chipotle, there are scenes of the ice rink in Veterans Plaza, traffic on Georgia Avenue, and even a scene from inside a car driving down Colesville Road. (It appears that the photographer is not behind the wheel, thankfully.) There's also a preview of another project Omokehinde's working on of Blair High School, which he previously told us include some 23,000 photos.

The transformation of Silver Spring into an urban area is a frequent topic on this blog, but the real proof is in pictures like this.

To see more of Tolu's work, check out his Flickr and Vimeo pages. Following in the footsteps of mentor/friend of JUTP Chip Py, Tolu also photographs Blair High School athletic events, which you can see on his Facebook page.

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