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Hans-Christian Schink : ’1h’ Series (Photography)

Hans-Christian Schink
2/21/2010 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
S: 38°49.042′ E: 174°34.976′
Silbergelatine-Abzug, 2010

Hans-Christian Schink
4/12/2009 4:11 pm – 5:11 pm
S: 241°47.094′ E: 015°39.829′
Silbergelatine-Abzug, 2009

Hans-Christian Schink
6/20/2007, 7:02 am – 8:02 am
N 22°54.402′ E 005°40.083′
Silbergelatine-Abzug, 2007

Hans-Christian Schink
2/26/2010 7:54 am – 8:54 am
S: 36°49.622′ E: 175°47.340′
Silbergelatine-Abzug, 2010

Hans-Christian Schink
1/09/2008, 4:38 pm – 5:38 pm
N 21°48.913′ E 006°30.297′
Silbergelatine-Abzug, 2008

Hans-Christian Schink
7/27/2008, 7:07 am – 8:07 am
N 38°38.269′ E 034°49.963′
Silbergelatine-Abzug, 2008

Photography is centered on light and time. Typically, they’re not independent – the amount of light available tends to determine the amount of time needed for a photograph. Exposure usually needs to be done properly, because not doing so results in all kinds of unwanted effects, such as under or overexposed images. Of course, this needn’t necessarily be bad. If you take black and white film and overexpose it, an object like the Sun will eventually show up not very white but the opposite: black.

Hans-Christian Schink’s ’1h’ series produces a negative first and a print later. In Schink’s case, there are no holes in the paper, instead the Sun’s path is pitch black. He also went for precision, where an image might be called something like “7/11/2007, 5:27 pm – 6:27 pm, N 69°45.199’ E 020°29.497’”. The artist started working on the process in 1999, but it took several years – and various refinements – to arrive at the final set-up, so the images cover the years 2005-10 and both hemispheres, each including photographs taken even beyond the Arctic Circles. [extract : conscientious]

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Hans-Christian Schink : Website

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