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Terrafirmament offers a perspective of our solar system, life and perceptions of temporal and spacial scale. For this photography exhibition, I pioneered new imaging technologies to capture unprecedented high-resolution views of celestial events over the past year and the tallest organisms on Earth, Sequoia sempevirens (Coastal Redwoods) of Northern California. 2012 indelibly marked our generation as heavenly bodies forged their orbits in the sky, blocking out the Sun and staging a spectacular performance for our planet. An exceptional Supermoon event illuminated a summer night and served as a prelude to the Full Solar Annular Eclipse over North America less than a fortnight later. The grand finale of celestial crossings, the Venus Transit over the Sun, ended the performance as it transfixed the collective human gaze just as it had hundreds of years prior when astronomers used such transit events to determine, to their surprise, the enormity of our solar system.

Redwood Cathedral II

Redwood Cathedral II

Redwood Cathedral I

Redwood Cathedral I

Old-growth Coastal Redwood Grove

Old-growth Coastal Redwood Grove

Battle for the sky

Battle for the sky

Beneath the Redwood Canopy

Beneath the Redwood Canopy

Venus Transit 2012

Venus Transit 2012

Full Annular Eclipse Timelapse

Full Annular Eclipse Timelapse

Supermoon 2012

Supermoon 2012