Sun Studies

Using the pinhole camera made previously, I studied the movement of shadows around an object. In addition to photographing these shadows, I also recorded their length by placing the object on sun paper. By placing both of these records side by side chronologically, one can start to see the direct mathematical relationship between the sun’s trajectory in the sky to the length of shadows it casts.

From the study, I designed the abstract models pictured to the left. Their form was derived by overlaying the sun paper with the pinhole photograph shadow. Lines were extruded to connect the two, forming the volume. The angle of the top plane was based off of the sun’s angle at that particular time of the day.

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