"North 50°37' 22"", East-04° 64' 34""

Photograph by

William Arnold

About this image


The images are extremely long exposures of the sky produced on resin-coated photographic paper, exposed in home-made tin-can pinhole cameras. The damage to the paper incurred by the atmospheric conditions heavily affects the final image.

Taken from the Series, Tin-can Firmament; a semi-fictional series of astronomical observations produced as a conceptual response to themes of light-pollution and climate change. The ‘observations’, which play on repeating patterns within nature are redolent of the celestial bodies obscured by man-made perpetual night-glow.