vertical: a return to pinhole photography

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 lens camera, but for contrary reasons, I decided I’d hold off on making any new pinhole pictures until I was able to stand again. Two rounds of surgery and almost four months on, here are the first couple of new images.

Like all of my Balacing Act series, the exposures are timed only by how long I am able to hold a position, to stand or balance. Admittedly, in the second, I’m only on one leg, with my other foot just touching the ground for stability, but that’s the first weight I’ve put through my new hip and femur hardware. If that’s not cause for celebration, and a new photograph, I’m not sure what is.

(Larger versions of each image: vertical i and vertical ii.)

3 Responses to “vertical: a return to pinhole photography”

  1. Gregg Says:

    HI Katie. Glad to see these as evidence that you are doing well following your surgery. I especially like the second photo on its own merits, apart from its context – interesting pose and outfit. What style you have!

  2. Warren Says:

    A beautiful and powerful diptych. I’ve come back to this many times in the last few days. Glad to hear you’re doing well.

  3. Kate Farrall Says:

    Thanks for posting these. I really like the dyptich. –It’s beautiful and having just found your website, I find it hugely encouraging to keep up my almost forgotten practice of cameraless and alternative photography. Seeing these images inspires and makes me want to do pinhole images again. A first in a very long time. Thanks again and I hope your recovery is going well!