Superstar

The Sun by Alan Friedman Captures a Different Side of the Star

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: avertedimagination and thisiscolossal
The Sun by Alan Friedman is a photo series centered around the center of the Solar System. Capturing the star in a way that few ever have, the Buffalo-based photographer shows the world stunning details of its fiery surface. This is an impressive feat considering that by day he is a maker of greeting cards.

Through the use of special camera lens filters, the photo series succinctly titled The Sun by Alan Friedman looks more like a series of paintings. Full of swirls and wisps, the surface is much more textured than anyone could have imagined. Friedman writes, "My photographs comprise a solar diary, portraits of a moment in the life of our local star." Captivating log after captivating log, this is a diary that few will be able to put down.