Sharon Harper – ‘Moon Studies and Star Scratches’

Sharon Harper’s series ‘Moon Studies and Star Scratches’ – poetic exploration of light and time through multiple-exposure photographs of the Moon and stars.

Sharon Harper - Moon Studies and Star Scratches

Sharon Harper – Moon Studies and Star Scratches

 

“The moon within these images links our understanding of time in terms of a monthly calendar with a celestial realm where time is measured in light years. Long exposures of stars used in some of the images further explore time. The exposures combine an understanding of time embedded within photography— a four-hour exposure of a star renders on film as a line of light so many inches long—with the fact that the starlight hitting the film is light years old. These images are an attempt to record a realm we can hardly fathom, but within a framework of time we can readily understand, bringing the human scale into relationship with the cosmic”.

The series is part of the book ‘From Above and Below’