That’s what Michael Chrisman would say with his recent YEAR long exposure.
A year ago, Michael Chrisman placed a pinhole camera in Toronto’s Port Lands and aimed it — as best one can aim such a camera — at the city skyline.
For 365 straight days and nights, light has crept through the pinhole, slowly building an exposure on a piece of photosensitive paper.
A typical exposure with a digital SLR on a bright sunny day, depending on aperture and ISO, might last between 1/250th and 1/1000th of a second.
In Chrisman’s pinhole experiment, the “shutter” — there really isn’t one on a pinhole camera, just a piece of electrical tape or a removable cap, perhaps — has been open for 31,536,000 seconds, give or take a few.
On New Year’s Eve day, Chrisman trudged out to retrieve the camera and exposed paper inside.