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Neolithic Skull Projection
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To make this image, a photograph of a neolithic skull taken at the Tomb of the Eagles in South Ronaldsay, Orkney, was transferred to a slide. It was then projected onto a standing stone at the Ring of Brodgar using an old camera lens and a high-powered torch. The photograph is a long exposure intended to blur the clouds and create a sense of the passage of time.
The inspiration for this technique came from German artist Julius Von Bismarck, who created a clever device called the image fulgurator. His patented design looks much like a normal camera, but works in reverse. It has the potential to interfere with flash photography and add unexpected light graffiti into other people’s photographs!