An ongoing research in the self-developed technique of Pyranography.
The name pyranograph stems from Greek, “pyr” (fire) and “ano” (above, sky) and “graphos” (writing).
Pyranography is a technique where a spherical lens is used to create Solargraphs. A typical exposure is two to six months to create a negative shadow image in wood.
By using the changes in the angle of the sun during the changing of the seasons this technique burns a shadow image of it surroundings in the wood while only using focussed sunlight and the relative motion of the planets. While the photographic properties capture the surrounding for eternity it might just burn itself down while at it.
This is an ongoing project where I try to keep on making fotos at several locations during the changing of the seasons.
The first days of sunshine for Pyranography @ DordtYart are in this video, in the weeks after a shadow image burned in the wood, recording both the weather and the shadows of the industrial crane overhead.
An interview about mu work where I talk about Pyranography at DordtYart, the place I originally developed the work.