Camera obscura

Gran Vía Marzo 2012

Gran Vía Marzo, 2012, solarigraphy by Diego López Calvín

When Google plans to release glasses with which you can take photos in a blink of an eye, the group estudio redondo in Madrid surprises us with their back to basics photographic project, Time in a can (quite poetic)

Based on the solarigraphic technique, the negatives capture the motions of the sky in lensless cameras placed inside aluminium cans. These cans are attached on random places: rooftops, traffic lights…all over the world, from Uganda to New Zealand, by a team of 44 pinhole photographers part of the non-profit project.

The process is almost like a pregnancy, the solarigraphies record a period of 6 months of exposure on photosensitive paper and, like any newborn, results are unpredictable.

Good things in life are worth the wait!

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