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Human silhouettes created out of 25,000 pinhole sun images


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Aluminum foils and pinhole photography have been combined to create human-like silhouettes out of 25,000 suns.

Pinhole cameras do not require an actual lens. It is widely known that a lot of photographers will experiment with pinhole cameras during their lifetime. Instead, they are using small holes which allow light to pass through as lenses. Plenty of these people will also try to create something unique, as we all know that the mind of a lensman is usually dominated by creativity.

Photographer creates human silhouettes out of 25,000 pinhole sun images

UK-based Chris Bucklow has decided to follow the trend, but he has chosen the “unique path”. The photographer has created human silhouettes on photographic paper using about 25,000 pinhole images of the sun and aluminum foils as “lenses”.

Chris has taken lots of aluminum foils and started mapping human-like silhouettes on them. The procedure continued with pointing the shooter towards the sun with one second as the exposure time. This has resulted in beautiful profiles, showing that there is more to come from solargraphy.

Photos are exposed directly on photographic paper without any negatives

The photographer has described the pinholes as lenses which have been capable of portraying a small photo of the sun.

The piece of paper sitting on the back of the pinhole camera has immediately become a wall artwork, Bucklow said. There are no negatives and the shots have not been enlarged, this is how they turned out after the 1-second exposure time, he added.

It is worth noting that it would take about 69 years for a human to see one sun per day and reach 25,000 suns, therefore it is a good thing that Chris was using a pinhole camera.

Chris Bucklow named this amazing project “Guests”

The photographer has decided to name the project as “Guests”. The title, as well as the photos, will stir up different feelings in the viewers. Chris Bucklow’s 25,000 suns have been turned into “human constellations”, but the name of the project is far from being space-related.

“Guests” might seem like a contradictory title since we are all made out of stardust, the same elements created in the hearts of the stars. However, we will all be gone before our sun, therefore we might be visitors in the eyes of our life-giving celestial body.

More photos from this project, as well as Chris’ full portfolio can be found at the artist’s official website.

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