Kin were asked by Nokia to photograph the earth using the highest resolution camera phone in existence – the 808 Pureview.
We travelled to Iceland to send the phone 34km into the sky, to the edge of space – the stratosphere.
We constructed a near-space vessel using polystyrene, lens filters, and a GPS tracker. This housed the phone as we sent it into the sky attached to a weather balloon. We created an app to take photos at regular intervals during the phone’s four hour journey to the edge of the earth and back.
Our balloon was carried almost 400km, the entire length of the country, and landed in the sea. A fisherman was able to pick up the box using the GPS coordinates and return it to the harbour. The phone had taken numerous photos while on it’s journey, including one which showed the curvature of the earth.