Solstice Camera

by Simon Burgess

Simon Burgess created his own pinhole camera out of a can, and tracked the movement of the sun over a period of six months.



These scans were made with 5×7 inch photographic paper inside your typical 440ml aluminium cans. They have a single hole pierced in to create what is essentially a one-time pinhole camera. They were up in Kendal between the summer solstice of 2020 and the following winter solstice. Water has unintentionally corrupted the image to add another dimension of texture that otherwise wouldn’t exist.

Simon Burgess / @sierresounds