Archive for November, 2005

Matt Callow: Ypsilanti through a pinhole

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

Exhibition Flyer Originally uploaded by Matt Blackcustard. Matt Callow has a new exhibition opening on 5th December, with pinhole pictures of Ypsilanti, (including some of his previous collection of urban textures.) His toy camera stuff is terrific, but it makes me happy that he’s back to working with the pinhole paint cans again and producing [...]

Abelardo Morell: Camera Obscura

Friday, November 25th, 2005

I’d be a little surprised if there’s anyone interested in pinhole photography who has not seen Abelardo Morell’s Camera Obscura series, where vast, empty cities are brought inside quiet rooms. If you’ve not seen them, go. Now.

Jeff Korte: Water | Vapour

Monday, November 21st, 2005

water | vapour is a stunning set of pinholes, taken around Lake Superior, that are featured in this month’s Black & White Magazine. Ice, clouds, and rocks, shifting between crisp and ethereally misty, on large format film (Polaroid, perhaps, looking at the edges of some of them). They are showing at the Icebox Gallery in [...]

Nancy Breslin: Squaremeals

Sunday, November 20th, 2005

Nancy Breslin has been taking pinhole pictures of most of the meals she’s eaten away from home for the past few years. There’s a small selection in her online gallery, and more from the ongoing series at fotolog.

After Cameron

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

After Cameron was a project run by the National Museum of Photograpy, Film and Television a couple of years ago. A group of young women took part in a few one day workshops with artist Chris Madge to produce a series of pinhole portraits, then digital negatives, and finally a set of Argyrotype prints. The [...]

In camera: Bessie the pinhole caravan

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

The Punctum Collective have an intriguing-sounding exhibition on at the moment, in Newcastle upon Tyne. They’ve been using a caravan as a pinhole camera, taking pictures of North East scenes. They were running workshops in October, but the exhibition is on until 27 November, at the old Walkerville Library. There are some shots of a [...]

Martha Casanave: coastal pinholes

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

This is possibly my absolute favourite series of pinhole photographs: Martha Casanave’s coastal pinholes. They are so sharp you might find it hard to believe they are pinholes at all, except for the endless depth of field, and that indefinable time-shift you get with long exposures. If you’ve not seen them before, please, just go [...]

Nick Grossman: Taking a pinhole for a walk

Saturday, November 12th, 2005

Jess Originally uploaded by nicolai_g. Nick Grossman’s pinhole tracking shots blow my mind a little more every time I look at them. And I look at them often. The whole series is astonishing. I can’t look at this one without thinking of ‘The Go-Between” because it feels like a lost Edwardian summer.

Travelling light

Friday, November 11th, 2005

Roanne Olsen has a rather wonderful article and gallery from her travels with a pinhole camera. I’ve been thinking about how to go about this myself, taking a camera into unfamiliar places, and developing on the road. It looks like I’m in for some soggy bathrooms: Pinhole photography can be like a demanding child whose [...]

Isabelle Lousberg: castles, sunflowers, deserts

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

The more I look at Isabelle Lousberg‘s pinhole work, the more I love it. This is someone who works slowly, with the long, slow, looping rhythm that really suits pinhole: going back and back again to the same places, and watching them, and trying to find some way of holding the sense of time in [...]