I always feel overwhelmed thinking of how the world has become what it looks like now, from dust to the emerging of life and to modern civilizations and wondering how everything started? When I was standing on top of Stone Mountain, a monolith formed 300 million years ago, I feel like I was on the remains of the earth’s history. This feeling becomes stronger when I touch the stone surface, which makes me feel that I’m connected to the past.
To record this feeling, I went to the top of Stone Mountain with a pinhole camera, which is the simplest and primary camera. Through the tiny hole of the camera, a short period of time was collected and stored. The past and present become unified. The blurred figures of people in the photos imply the fleeting existence of human beings. Due to the long exposure, details in the scenes fade out but the feeling of the passage of time surfaces.