I bought this print today at Photographic Works' Curious Camera Show. Stunning work, and personally, those six months last year when this image was shot, were tough for me, but the Earth still circles the Sun and this image helps me to remember that. To see more of Ignas' work, go to his website. Below are his words.
"Solargraphy is a very primitive and simple technique to take extremely long exposure photos of the Sun's movement. To make this possible you need a pinhole camera made from a lightproof can or box, a sheet of light sensitive photo paper and a tiny hole instead of a lens. Then the camera is placed somewhere in the city away from curious eyes and being kept up to 6 months (sometimes even longer). Later the exposed sheet of paper is taken from the camera in a dark room and scanned as a negative. Surprisingly the resulting images are color even when a monochrome photo paper is used. During the exposure movement of the Sun is fixed (bright lines). From the photograph you can even tell what days were cloudy – short cuts in the Sun-traced lines are made by clouds covering the Sun."-Ignas Kutavicius