The purpose of this series of photographs is to show the long-term results of the environment's affects, both on itself, and on manmade objects. As the name suggests, "reciprocity" portrays the give and take relationship of nature's daily cycle, but the meaning is a double entendre, playing on photographic film's reluctance to record an image during excessively long exposures.
After months of testing and developing specialized techniques, I am able to make a single exposure that lasts 24 hours, pushing the envelope of what is possible with the recording of images.
The utmost of focus and dedication goes into making each photograph, as the camera is positioned not only for a balanced composition, but also taking multiple factors into consideration, such as wind, cloud cover, rain, temperature, and the ever-changing light, due to the sun and moon's location throughout the 24 hour exposure period. If not ideal, each of these elements will have an adverse effect on the film's recording, and can render the photograph–24 hours of effort–unusable. Of course, it remains unknown whether all of this planning and forethought was in vain until the film is later processed and carefully inspected. It is for these reasons that this series of photographs is pushing the furthest reaches of what is attainable with still photography, both technically and aesthetically.