Bringing a new and innovate practice to photography, Morphett Vale teacher and award-winning artist Steven Duncan is snapping outside the box for Shimmer Photographic Biennale this September.
Photographing Time at Chapel Hill Winery will be an exciting exhibition of Steven’s unique and revolutionary technique opening 16th September.
With modern cameras capable of capturing images at an incredibly fast rate, the innovative artist made a decision to go his own way and slow things down.
“The exhibition is a series of nine photographs,” Steven explains. “They are what are called ‘solargraphs’, which are images of the sun moving through the sky over a period of months. The idea is that as the earth rotates on its axis, the sun will have a different position in the sky each day and my images document that movement and the local cloud cover during that time.”
The result is something quite unique and special, which Steven developed through a process of patient experimentation and homemade equipment.
Placing his cameras in opportune places and bolting or magnetising them in position for months on end, Steven has captured local landmarks as you’ve never seen them.
Comprised entirely of images from around Adelaide and surrounds, Photographing Time provides an opportunity to view South Australia in a new light.
“Having the shutter open for several months at a time for a single image is quite foreign to most people. Photography is usually just about the click of a button, whereas this work requires a lot more patience,” he said.
From St Peter’s Cathedral and the new Royal Adelaide Hospital to snaps of Port Noarlunga and Lady Bay, Steven shines a light on the natural beauty of our state.
Chapel Hill Winery, McLaren Vale
Opens 16 September