Archival pigment print
107 x 130 cm
On Boxing Day in 2019, I captured a sequence of an annular solar eclipse using a home-made viewing apparatus and my vintage Polaroid camera. The resulting set of Polaroid films were then digitally scanned and enlarged via large-format printing.
I have always thought of an eclipse akin to a master calligrapher at his pinnacle. For 2 mins that eventful afternoon, spectators watched as a perfect circle 'draws' to a close and at that moment, one could almost enter the spiritual realm of infinity, emptiness and void.
Photography is about drawing with light, and this sequence of the annular solar eclipse accentuates that process of nature's choreography and photography's intrinsic relationship to nature.