• image code: SOT001
• a solargraphy at the Dutch Arctic Station in Spitsbergen
• exposure time 7 days
GPS location 78°55’31.6″N 11°55’57.9″E

During the summer months, the sun does not set below the landscape of Spitsbergen. In this 24 hour light sensation scientists work in Ny-Alesund. Maarten Loonen is the manager of the Dutch Arctic Station and he was the expedition leader of the largest polar expedition to date. Maarten helped me create this image as the town is only accessible for scientists.

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.


Mark Haanstra & Oene van Geel have created a music album named after the photo series, Shapes of time. Each photo was an inspiration for a music composition. Shapes of time is also a performed with the photographs translated to animated backgrounds.

Shapes of time, album
Shapes of time, project
SEES Scientific expedition
Dutch arctic station
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