Millennium Camera installed


Courtesy Ryland West

The first of four Millennium Cameras as part of the Tahoe Timescape project from artist Jonathon Keats has been installed on the East Shore Trail as part of a project to photograph the changing landscape of Tahoe over the next 1,000 years.

Keats’ pinhole cameras will capture the changing environment for 1,000 years. Each camera is made of copper and is 2.75 inches long and 2.25 inches in diameter. Inside the camera is a sheet of 24-karat gold pierced by a small hole. As light passes through this small hole, it causes a reaction with the rose-colored pigment inside the camera, which causes the color to fade where the light is the brightest. This will slowly imprint an image on the pigment over the next 1,000 years. Read more about the project in Tahoe Weekly’s interview with Keats at

Courtesy James Cowan

The first camera was installed by Tahoe Public Art and is located on the first vista by the Sand Harbor boat launch area and a plaque has been installed with information on the project. |