Archive for December, 2005

Steven Taft: The existential acrobat

Friday, December 16th, 2005

Steven Taft, a tutor at Ringling School of Art and Design in Florida, has a big collection of pinhole work in his site, The existential acrobat. Visit when you have enough time to look at all his work, including the archives, because it’s gorgeous. Dreamlike and mesmerising in the way that the best pinhole images [...]

Tricia Rosenkilde

Friday, December 16th, 2005

Tricia Rosenkilde has a show at Soho Photo in New York until the end of December, with panoramic pinhole landscapes and city scapes from Paris and Italy that were made with converted food tins as cameras.

Gregg D Kemp

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

I’m not quite sure how I missed seeing Greg Kemp’s pinhole photographs, given that he’s the chap behind but, up until now, I did. And his dreamy, foggy pictures of Roanake Island shouldn’t be missed. “Even before it landed in the kitchen trashcan, my hand was reaching for the empty coffee bag I just [...]

Arthur Soontornsaratool

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

Arthur Soontornsaratool has a small but very appealing range of pinhole photographs on his site, which are well worth a look, along with information about some of his cameras. I like the very simple coffee cup one, in particular, that he used with paper negatives to make pictures of his local coffee shop. Making an [...]

Edgar Lissel: Camera Obscura

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

Edgar Lissel‘s site includes several interesting Camera Obscura projects (linked to in the left column) from the past ten years or so. He combines camera obscura, pinhole, and photograms, turns museum glass cases into cameras, drives around in mobile cameras, and plays with negative and filtered colour. Well worth a good look. Also, he makes [...]

Henrieke I. Strecker

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

Originally uploaded by mynona. Henrieke I. Strecker’s pinhole work is unmistakable, and unmissable. Her fascination with movement, with the layers of moments inside a long exposure, leads to the most astonishing results. ‘Remaining at a place, emerging from the usual allday mad rush, which has no chance, no hope of arrival, permits a perception to [...]

Paul Kenny: Seaworks

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

When is a photograph not a photograph? There are no lenses used in Paul Kenny’s Seaworks series, but no cameras either. The negatives are made with sea water, using the dried salt to construct patterns on the acetate that can then be enlarged and printed: Realising that I (naturally) tended to bring back to the [...]

Rob Gardiner: Walking the Circle Line

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

Rob Gardiner has been following the route of the Circle Line, walking through London with his large format pinhole camera and a stack of Polaroid film. It’s a wonderful project in many ways. There’s a basic disconnect between the tube map (or, more accurately the diagram) and the real geography of the city: when you’re [...]