Archive for July, 2007

First Amendment Rally at Union Square, NYC

Friday, July 27th, 2007

If you’re in New York today, please go, if you can, go and join the Filmmaker/Photographer contingent at this Friday‚Äôs First Amendment rally at Union Square. Recently proposed regulations seriously threaten the rights of photographers and filmmakers to operate in NYC, and they could go into effect as soon as this August. Other laws already [...]

stereo pinhole camera kit

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

verycoolthings.com is selling a really nifty-looking Japanese stereo pinhole camera kit for $30. Shipping’s 6 bucks in the US, more outside.

vertical: a return to pinhole photography

Monday, July 16th, 2007

How good it feels to return to making pinhole photographs, and to return to the vertical. The last ones I made, in late March, were made on the last day I was able to stand on my own two feet. I’ve been dabbling in the dark side for the past couple of weeks, using a [...]

Eugene Atget – web exhibition

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

Not lensless photography by any stretch of the imagination, but this online exhibition of Eugene Atget’s work is not to be missed. The French National Library has put together a huge collection of his gorgeous, fascinating work. Put aside an hour or two, and get lost in his beautiful documentation of Paris…

Shi Guorui – solo exhibition in San Francisco

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Shi Guorui, like Vera Lutter, makes huge camera obscura photographs, exploring the sense of place, and seems to mostly exhibit his works as negatives. He’s used one of the watchtowers on the Great Wall of China as a camera, set up a camera obscura in a karaoke room to get a huge overview of Shanghai, [...]

Vera Lutter interview in Bomb magazine

Friday, July 6th, 2007

An interview, from 2003, with artist Vera Lutter. Lutter talks in depth about her distinctive, giant pinhole works, often made inside shipping containers in industrial and urban spaces–factories, airports, hangars, and high above city streets–and shown as negative prints. One of Lutter’s pictures, a three panel pinhole photograph of Frankfurt airport, can be seen in [...]