Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Time in a Can

I've recently had the pleasure of participating Time in a Can, an international photographic project involving a solargraphic technique. A solargraph is a photograph made by leaving a pinhole camera where it can record the apparent motion of the sun in the sky over a certain period of time. For the Time in a Can project, artists on five continents made six-month exposures from the summer solstice through the winter solstice of 2011.

You can see the unique and remarkable Time in a Can Gallery here. This is my contribution:


Homemade tomato can camera pointed south, approximately 20-year-old Kodak Polymax RC black & white photographic paper, exposed 7/13/11 - 12/22/11
[Time in a can 003]

8 comments:

  1. That's quite perfect. And even the sky is blue.

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  2. Thank you so much, Jim! I'm learning that black and white paper can produce surprising colors :-)

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  3. I love this project -- from the tomato can, to the 6 month time frame, to the international aspect,to the neat photo. Very Cool! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Thank you very much, Colette! I got some good pasta sauce out of it too :-)

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  5. This is quite an amazing project. Your contribution is beautiful, as are the others in the gallery, so thanks for the link! Funny, I was just writing in my last post about one half of the year being done and a new half beginning - what a lovely visual expression of the seemingly fleeting yet somehow constant passage of half a year's worth of days!

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    1. Thank you so much, Gabriella! I hadn't even thought about this as a half year, and of course, that's exactly what it is. For me, these super-long exposures really stretch the idea of multiple moments in one image, all combining into a new whole.

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  6. Really amazing and mysterious, as is the entire Time in a Can project. Who knew soup cans with photo paper inside produce magic? Thanks for this photo and for sharing your journey.

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    1. Thanks so much, Sue! Magic seems to be found in the most unexpected places :-)

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