Archives for technique

ambrotypes, wet plate, and the joys of ether

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

three parts of a spell (ambrotype) For the past few months, I have been working with wet plate collodion photography. It’s something I’ve wanted to start for at least a couple of years, and this summer I had a chance to take a workshop with Kerik Kouklis. And, no kidding, I am in love. There [...]

Mark Tweedie

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Two Frogs in Ice by Mark Tweedie I am completely in love with some of Mark Tweedie’s pinhole work, particularly the Still Life in Ice series he made last winter, freezing things into blocks of ice. I keep going back to look at them, particularly this one of two mummified frogs. I’ve had a couple [...]

Abelardo Morell: audio interview

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Lensculture has a piece about Abelardo’s Morell‘s photographs of camera obscura rooms, including recent colour images. The best thing? An audio interview with him by Jim Casper. Fascinating information about how he works. Highly recommended listening.

Andreas Trolf: oatmeal can pinhole camera

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

These are probably the best step-by-step oatmeal can pinhole camera instructions I’ve ever seen online. (But if you are jumpy about swearyness, it’s going to make you unhappy.) The whole Fecal Face site is worth a good poke around, because there’s masses of rocking art stuff in there.

pinhole photography from the sky

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

AERIAL PHOTO PINHOLE Originally uploaded by Photoplane. Photoplane is taking pinhole photographs from the sky! With a pinhole camera, fast film, a small motor to control the shutter, and a radio-controlled plane, he’s taking pinholery to new heights. Take a look at the set of photos, including pictures of the planecam.


Sunday, October 8th, 2006

Mary Donato’s Edition of One transforms a box that masquerades as a book into a working pinhole camera, complete with author photo, dust jacket, sliding shutter, and good results. Fake books, hidden cameras, and other combinations keep popping up in the pinhole world, each with their own interesting variations. Matt Callow converted a copy of [...]

wet collodion, ambrotypes, tintypes

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Ivy No. 2 Originally uploaded by Zmanphoto. I have fallen completely in love with the look of wet collodion photographs, probably because there are a handful of people doing the most amazing work with it at the moment. Luther Gerlach is working with mammoth-sized plates, making ambrotypes up to 22 by 28 inches. Mark Zimmerman [...]

Mike Golembewski: scanner photography

Friday, January 20th, 2006

It’s not pinhole, and it’s not lensless, but Mike Golembewski’s scanner photography project seems to fit right in with slowlight. The DIY ethic of creating a new camera, and then understanding how to get the most out of it, is familiar to most people who work with pinhole, or other home-made or modified cameras: I [...]

Alspix’s matchbox pinhole camera

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

Feelin’ Satisfied Originally uploaded by alspix. Alspix has made one of the best matchbox pinhole cameras I’ve ever seen, and shared a step-by-step guide on how to make your own. There are a few others online, including one from Finger Tips, which uses two large boxes and a pencil for winding, but Alspix wins, hands [...]

Digital pinholes

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Kas asked: “I…wondered if you’d ever heard of anyone making a digital pinhole camera…? I’m a child of the 01 revolution you see…” The easiest way, if you have a digital SLR, would be to remove the lens and stick a pinhole body cap on the front of your camera. You can make your own, [...]