A solitude man and his long exposure landscapes by Samuel Burns
The wait can last for up to eight hours.
Using his large format 4×5 camera, 33 year-old Sydney photographer Samuel Burns hides under a dark cloth to carefully compose his image on a ground glass, seeing the image up-side-down and back-to-front. He utilises old fashioned dials and movements such as rise, tilt and shift to adjust and refine his composure.
Everything needs to be painstakingly perfect. The wait begins once the film is carefully loaded.
And so Samuel sits.
The long exposure captures a series of events. Water flows, clouds pass by, light dances and their images are slowly painted onto his film.