Reflections on the Solargraphy Project #1

We are at the halfway mark for my exhibit at the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts in Portland, Maine. With just two months to go before we de-install the work I decided to take a look back and revisit the process and experiences for producing this body of work along the Kennebec River.

I built the pinhole cameras in batches of 30. For each batch there were six cameras for five different tin can sizes. Going into this project I had no idea what, if any, result I would get from the project;  I thought that having five different cameras, I might come away with, at the very least, a variety of angles and imagery. If you look at the work posted on-line, or better yet go to the exhibit in Portland or to any of the satellite exhibits I am holding along the Kennebec River from now to the end of the summer,  (Through April 25 at Monkitree in Gardiner, April 2-May 10 in Waterville, dates and locations for Bath & Skowhegan TBA) you will see that I did get a variety of imagery. From the long narrow panorama  to the round Tondo shapes, starting out on this project I never imagined the results I was able to produce.

 

 

The opening page for my Solargraphy project journal. On the left is the sheet which lists the camera sizes and their corresponding apertures, on the right is the mapping of where I installed the cameras on the first day of my project
The opening page for my Solargraphy project journal. On the left is the sheet which lists the camera sizes and their corresponding apertures, on the right is the mapping of where I installed the cameras on the first day of my project

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