WHAT IS SOLARIGRAFIA?
Basically solarigraphic camera is a pinhole camera, very slow one. These pinhole photographs taken with a lensless pinhole camera with a extra long exposure. I use black&white paper which is 5-10 ASA. Exposure time can be very long, in some photos up to six months. Usually average camera is hidden in city for one to two months. The picture will appear without developing photographic paper with any kind of chemicals. Exposured paper is scanned in darkness and developed in Photoshop. All the cameras are very low tech, cheap boxes, canisters or film cans. This method in is antidope for digital photographic madness. I can take only like 5 pictures in month.
Sun draws many interesting traces in photos, you can really see the time passing by. Some times camera is tilted by passerby or tape just goes loose. Double exposures or traces of humidity can be seen in photos.
Ollipekka Kangas, Short CV
Ollipekka Kangas is born 1965. He has studied Art, Art education and hypermedia in University of Tampere. He graduated as Master of Arts from University of Art and Design Helsinki 1999. Kangas is currently working in University of Turku as a Art lecturer. Kangas has held several private exhibitions since 1991 in Cities of Tampere, Turku, Riihimäki, Hämeenlinna, Hyvinkää and Helsinki. He participated in various annual exhibitions starting 1992.
Kangas took part in Artist’s Association of Finland 1993, 1998 and 1999 and in the 100th
Anniversary Exhibition of of the Finnish Painter’s Union in Helsinki Art Hall 1995. He has also participated in several photographic exhibitions.
He has received awards from Lions Club Hämeenlinna in 1993, City of Hämeenlinna artist’s
scholarship in 1994 and grand from Hämeenlinna Art Association in 1995. There are public works in collections of Janakkala county, Cityes of Riihimäki and Hämeenlinna.