Archive for January, 2006

Longest exposure ever?

Friday, January 27th, 2006

Last year, Jonathon Keats set up a pinhole camera to start a hundred year exposure at the Hotel des Arts in San Francisco, with the aim of photographing time itself. Rather than using film or a regular photographic paper, the camera contains normal black paper that should fade, over time, to produce a negative. There’s [...]

Thomas Hudson Reeve: PaperCams

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

Many pinholers have struggled through the awkward construction of the 35mm Dirkon paper camera, but Thomas Hudson Reeve works with something far more elegant. The camera and the image are the same thing, one is made of the other: “To simplify these cameras as much as possible I made them out of the 11×14 inch [...]

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, [...]

a pinhole camera at large

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

Attarine Medersa, Fez Originally uploaded by heyoka. I’m pretty much chained to the kitchen table and the trusty Paterson orbital processor for the next few days, working through sheet after sheet of film that I shot in Morocco. I’d planned to develop as I went along, and, perhaps foolishly, assumed that I’d be able to [...]

after three weeks off

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

Apologies for the long pause without warning: I was lugging a large wooden pinhole camera around Morocco. Normal service to be resumed, in breaks between developing stacks of sheet film.