Stainless consciously calls to mind the realm of theoretical physics, with its references to the thought experiments of Albert Einstein. Magyar’s stationary camera aimed at a moving train bears echoes of Einstein’s hypothesis that “distant simultaneity”—the idea that two spatially separated events occur at the same time—is not absolute, but depends on the observer’s frame of reference.
Joshua Hammer‘s Einstein’s Camera is a terrific exposé on experimental photography. Einstein’s Camera paints the portrait of a man determined to explore his world, through travel, photography, and experimentation.
Magyar seems to be many things at once: a maker, a philosopher, an artist, a photographer, computer scientist, computer programmer, and mechanical engineer to name a few. He is, literally, a man on a multi-year, nay, multi-decade quest to find new ways of seeing the world around him.