Sunrise Project Book Launch
In October 2010 KWMC was delighted to be host the launch of a new book produced by pinhole photographer Justin Quinnell and a group of local people. The publication contains 36 images from The Sunrise Project, where 450 pinhole cameras were distributed to residents, school pupils and community groups across South Bristol. Each camera took a 3 month-duration exposure of the sun tracking across the sky, from Spring to Summer solstice.
On Tuesday 12th October Justin gave a short presentation about the project at KWMC, formally launching the book. Copies of the book were available to browse and a spread of ‘hole food’, including bagels and doughnuts, was served.
The book, entitled ‘Sunrise’, offers a visual insight into the Sunrise Project, containing a selection of images, stories and anecdotes submitted by participants. It also includes Justin’s tips and recommendations for staging a similar project, as well as instructions on how to make your own 3-month duration exposures.
Justin was an artist in residence at KWMC from February – July 2010, as part of the KWMC Arts Programme, which is funded by Arts Council England and Bristol City Council.
Justin said: “finding time to pause and wonder in our frantic lives is a rare indulgence; to facilitate this for others for 3 months is a privilege”.
See the final images from the Sunrise Project on the KWMC Flickr site here.