Hornsund • Spitsbergen



• image code: TB033
• a solargraphy of the Polish Arctic station in Hornsund area, Spitsbergen
• exposure time est. 150 days
GPS location 77°00’05.4″N 15°32’29.0″E

In the Hornsund fjord in the southern part Spitsbergen, Polish researchers are working all year round. It is a difficult place to reach so I had to plan my recordings far before the camera’s were placed. First I had to make sure the camera’s were sent in time to Longyearbyen, the capital of Spitsbergen. A helicopter flies from there to Hornsund every few months, delivering goods and mail. Luckily I could arrange all this in collaboration with station manager Piotr Zagórsky by social media. He guided me through the process and helped me installing the camera’s. A number of pinhole camera was placed over the area and the shutter open for ca. 150 days. We don’t know the exact number of days of exposure as these data have not been available yet.

This image is created for the project Touch base, arctic solargraphy. A global ‘science meets art’ photography project I conducted during 2019-2020.

If you buy a fine art print or limited edition of this image, 10% of the profit will be donated to APECS. This is an organisation which supports early career scientists in their research. Many members of APECS helped me in creating the images in the Touch base project. We all depend on future science. By donating some of my earnings I can do something back to support them.

Touch base project
Polish Arctic Station Hornsund
Interact, arctic field stations worldwide
Extra info

The image will be printed onto Hahnemühle Natural Line Fine Art Paper based on hemp and using the Epson Sure Color Printing technique.