A Year Long Exposure

2011-2012

12 month duration [or longer] exposures were made using a piece of 5" x 7" photographic paper inserted inside a pinhole camera made from a beer can. They were then fixed into a static position on the roof of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery during the scheduled building works of 2010-2013.

Exposures were made between July 2011 & July 2012.

The paper was then removed and scanned without the use of developer.

The resulting images capture the passage of the sun across the southern sky many times over, from its high point in the sky during the summer solstice to its lowest passage during the winter solstice.

http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/35_untitled-1_v2.jpg
Facing South / East 29th July 2011 - 20th July 2012
Paper negative in beer-can pinhole camera
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/35_untitled-1.jpg
Facing South West / Central Library 29th July 2011 - 2 March 2012.
Paper negative in beer-can pinhole camera
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/35_untitled-5.jpg
Facing South 29th July 2011 - 2 March 2012
Paper negative in beer-can pinhole camera
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/35_untitled-2.jpg
Double exposure due to camera movement. 29th July 2011 - 2 March 2012.
Paper negative in beer-can pinhole camera
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/35_untitled-4.jpg
Facing South East / BM&AG 29th July 2011 - 2 March 2012
Paper negative in beer-can pinhole camera
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/35_3rd-floor--roof-bhg-aug-2011-184.jpg
Pinhole Camera in Fixed Position.
Beer Cans, Gaffer Tape, Black Card and Fuji Photographic paper
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/35_3rd-floor--roof-bhg-aug-2011-183.jpg
Pinhole Camera in Fixed Position.
Beer Cans, Gaffer Tape, Black Card and Fuji Photographic paper
http://davidrowan.org/files/gimgs/35_bhg-roof-works-march-2012---165.jpg
Beer Cans, Gaffer Tape, Black Card and Fuji Photographic paper
six beer-can pinhole cameras (following exposure)