Moon and Stars

Stumbling upon a new photographer today, thanks to Photojojo for linking to her website.

The photographers name is Sharon Harper. She looks to photograph time in a wonderful way. I am really drawn towards her Moon Studies and Star Scratches body of work. This collection of photographs really captures how celestial bodies are forever moving.

Here is Sharon’s artist statement:

I’m thinking of photography as technology—a prosthetic—that negotiates a relationship between us and something else. In my work, it maps a conversation with things that are beyond our perception and our control. The camera can be seen as a metaphor for the pervasive presence of technology within the landscape, a presence that often interrupts our experience of the natural world. Here, however, the camera creates possibilities for re-interpreting contemporary experience as it mediates and records, generating images that cannot be seen without it.

In the images from the series, Moon Studies and Star Scratches, 2003- 2009, the moon links our understanding of time in terms of a monthly calendar with a celestial realm where time is measured in light years. I photograph moons over a period of days, weeks and months on a single sheet of film. Long exposures of stars used in some of the images further explore time. The exposures combine an understanding of time embedded within photography— a four-hour exposure of a star renders on film as a line of light so many inches long—with the fact that the starlight hitting the film is light years old. These images are an attempt to record a realm we can hardly fathom, within a framework of time we can readily understand.

View the rest of Sharon’s images here.

All images in this post belong to Sharon Harper.


~ by ambervigeant on June 20, 2013.

7 Responses to “Moon and Stars”

  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate your efforts and I am waiting for your
    next post thank you once again.
    vhs to dvd

  2. Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you
    so much, However I am encountering troubles with your RSS.

    I don’t understand why I can’t subscribe to it.
    Is there anybody else having similar RSS issues? Anyone who knows the answer can you kindly respond?


  3. Saved as a favorite, I like your blog!

  4. I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
    Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone
    to do it for you? Plz respond as I’m looking to design my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. thanks a lot

    • Thanks for your comment. For my blog, all I did was sign up for a WordPress account and use one of their free themes. It was very easy and simple to do.

  5. Hi I am so delighted I found your weblog, I really found you by error,
    while I was looking on Digg for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like
    to say many thanks for a tremendous post and a all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to browse it all at the minute but I have book-marked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the superb work.

  6. Excellent site you have here.. It’s hard to find excellent writing like yours these days. I seriously appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: