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From the Great Mistakes file: Chris McCaw was trying to do something involving long photographic exposures, but he spaced out. Thinking his now super-long exposure had ruined the image, he instead found that the sun, while burning the paper, had also made an interesting shape. The images in "Sunburned" are the result of repeating and tinkering with the process, which he now totally owns. Shot over dramatic landscapes, the path of the sun arcs, spots, or shoots a comet-like path through the sky, showing a sci-fi-like alternative to the information recieved by the human eyeball. Dark and shiny, the reversed negatives are each entirely unique -- McCaw also builds his own cameras.
March 9-27, 2010

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