Helios, Pinhole camera capture, pigment prints on photo rag, variable sizes

This photographic series is centralized on an exploration of the sun: the light to which everything is connected. The sun affects our planet’s climate, weather, and tides. It provides us with heat and life-giving light. With greater UV exposure and rising surface temperatures on earth, the sun seems stronger than ever. These changes serve as a reminder of the interconnectedness between modern human life and the environment. In developing the series, my approach involved the pinhole camera: its inherently long exposure times and pinpoint lens lend themselves to a light writing technique where I could move the camera in the direction of the sun. The resulting images balance abstraction with identifiable details: a neon line piercing the sky.