For eight years and one month, a beer can pinhole camera went untouched, setting the record for the longest photograph exposure. Prior to Regina Valkenborough's beer can pinhole camera, the record belonged to Michael Wesley, whose photograph exposure lasted for four years and eight months.
Regina Valkenborough's impressive photograph captures a solargraph from the Bayfordbury Observatory. Valkenborough, a former MFA student at the University of Hertfordshire, attached her beer can pinhole camera to a telescope in the observatory in 2012. Since then, the camera was left undiscovered, until this past September, when principal technical officer David Campbell discovered it.
Regina Valkenborough's unique creation makes accidental history and captures a beautifully exposed solargraph.
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