Sunburned

Photographer Chris McCaw uses a huge self built 20×24″ camera to actually burn the sun`s path into vintage photographic paper. He starts before sunrise, takes off the cap of his old, radioactive lens that was used in the 60ties for military aerial purposes and leaves the camera open for a few hours. The surface of the old paper gets burned and turns negative (solarization) because it consists of a higher percentage of silver than new materials.

Photograph above © Chris McCaw

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