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Daredevil Jeff McLane Points His Camera Skyward to Capture Sun Photos

In his series entitled Solaroids, artist and photographer Jeff McLane tries to take sun photos without using any of the fancy equipment and high-tech instruments available to NASA personnel.

Instead, he uses a regular old camera and Fuji instant film which gets exposed to direct UV light for long periods of exposure. The end result of this project is a collection of surreal images that seem to have been taken on a super hazy day when the clouds are covering up the great orb in the sky, filtering and diffusing the light throughout the photograph.

Jeff McLane's Solaroids are an interesting experiment in capturing the energy and vitality of the giant solar star while producing sun photos that are eerily abstract, much like blurred vision from staring at the sun.