Lumen print calendar
Updated: Feb 2, 2022
For the duration of December I decided to make a lumen print calendar to trace pieces of the Tāmaki Estuary's ecology in a temporal way. Every day I went down to the estuary at the first turn of the tide that occurred after I woke up in the morning. I made a point to try and avoid using alarms to wake myself, letting the natural circadian rhythm of my body dictate when the print takes place. Once down at the beach I placed a piece of photographic paper between two pieces of glass and laid it down at the waters edge, letting the waves wash over it. It was interesting to see how over time the paper started ageing and showing more purple - a side effect of slowly being exposed to more and more light as I would take pieces out everyday. Sand and other bits of sediment also began to gather between the pieces of glass over time, and some days the glass would still be wet from the day before which would leave unique patterns and textures where it made contact with the paper.