From Ona Abelis’ review of Michael Massaia’s series, “Signals Crossed,” for Flavorwire:
If you happen to raise your eyes to the ubiquitous LED billboards in Times Square while you’re trying to push your way past the giant amoeba of tourists, you might see a flashing, building-sized advertisement for Kodak or Pepsi. But there’s more to those corporate images than you think.
Printmaker and photographer Michael Massaia’s latest series, Signals Crossed, uses the aid of moderately long camera exposures to capture “the hidden, chaotic, and, at times, beautiful patterns” in these billboards that slip past our naked eyes. So, what are you not seeing? Meteorite showers. Rippled desert sands. Moon surfaces. Waterfalls.