Harvesting Solargraphs

The summer solstice is this weekend (Sunday) and I hope to harvest 3 more cameras I planted at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens last December.  The first 3 cameras didn’t fare so well as solargraphs, but instead transformed themselves into rather interesting pinhole chemigraphs.  Sometimes you just have to get out of the way of art and let it grow on its own.

Here is one of the early failed solargraph/sucessful chemigraph from this project.  I love it and can’t wait to see the others!


“Zig Zag Bridge”, Gregg Kemp, solargraph/chemigraph, 5 month exposure

There seems to be a growing number of people doing solargraphy.  Check out Tarja Trygg’s site.

5 thoughts on “Harvesting Solargraphs”

  1. Excellent, indeed! Congratulation.
    I like it, too. Time, humidity, reflections, windy and all weather have left their traces on the surface of this paper negative`s emulsion. Nature reveals itself in the image.

    Happy solargraphing!

  2. This is either:
    a) the precise definition of “happy accident,” or
    b) proof that intuition is a pinholer’s best friend (with chance favoring the prepared mind’s eye).

    Could be:
    c) both AND
    d) more!

    Thanks for posting this, Gregg.

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