Daily Routine, 19th Century Farming Part Two

Camera Station #2, December 7, 2017

How many farmers over the last few centuries have gotten up in the morning and said they were headed out to their studios?  They work with primary natural and analogue materials, they wanted to make stuff that the local community liked and needed, and they hoped that their creations would bring in enough profit to maintain their family. I never thought that a farm might be a studio.  My 2-month studio here at Windgrove is 65 acres, 2.8 million square feet. What is that worth? I love it. No roof. Great ventilation.  Every day’s activity depends on the weather. A major aspect of my work here is taking photographs from 8 locked-down camera stations numerous times a day.  Each photo becomes a layer in a potential 2-month exposure.  Following is a fun 3 minute video of my daily chores of feeding and watering my camera stations. I do this 1-3 times a day. 

For you geeks out there, each round is always different: tides, sun position, weather, etc, but I also take photos in the different wavelengths of visible light, infrared, ultraviolet, and full spectrum. Shutter speeds are in the range of 30 to 240 seconds.  All in an attempt to perhaps move landscape into territories that might not be so human-centric.

So following is a documentary of walking the 65 acres to each of the 8 camera stations and taking a photo. It takes about 90 minutes to do the chores. Enjoy.

 

4 thoughts on “Daily Routine, 19th Century Farming Part Two

  1. My video stopped at 1:42 and I couldn’t get any more. But I am in Berlin on a slow apartment service. I couldn’t watch the walking parts (sea sick) only the camera station parts, which are amazing.

    Debra Frasier Author and Illustrator http://www.debrafrasier.com

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