Portraits of inanimate objects.
Taken with a homemade pinhole camera, onto Ilford photographic paper.
There is a sense of movement to these inanimate objects, almost like their dancing. The dress, held up by the pins along the clothes line moving gently in the breeze. While the shoes below are slightly askew in the grass as though they are moving to the tune on the wind.
These are great pinhole images, what did you make your homemade pinhole camera with?
Lovely thoughts, thank you.
The basic housing is just made from an old tin, which I think is the most common way to do it. The aperture is made from a small piece of a can, with a hole poked into it. I spray painted the inside of the tin matte black, drilled a hole in it, and attached the aperture piece over the hole with tape. I also use heavy duty black tape as the “shutter”. That’s more for anyone else’s benefit, I seem to think you’d know how to make one already. Have you ever made your own pinhole camera before?
I noticed yesterday your images are also pinhole shots, I just researched the camera you used, very intrigued. How long have you been using it?
I’ve not made my own pinhole camera. Though I do have intentions to make one in the near future. Its true I do have the basic knowledge of how they work. I’ve been shooting with my Zero Image 2000 pinhole camera for a little over 2 years now. Much of my work is shot with various pinhole cameras, all purchased though.
You should, it’s super easy and very rewarding. Looking forward to what you create!
Quick question, out of all the pinhole cameras you own, which one would you most recommend?
That is a great question, one I could probably spend a lot of time writing about. For the sake of time I’ll try to keep it short. If your looking for most bang for your buck, you really can’t go wrong with any of the pinhole cameras Holga makes. They are inexpensive and take wonderful images.
If your looking for something a bit more refined and has a show stopper conversational piece aspect to it the Zero Images cameras are the way to go. They do however cost about 2/3 times more than their Holga counter parts.
The key to any pinhole camera is the precision of the pinhole cut itself. Both the Holga and Zero Image cameras have high quality pinhole cuts. The exterior appearance of the camera means very little in terms of image results.
I also recently discovered Vermeer pinhole cameras, which look pretty cool but I’ve yet to buy one.
Fantastic, thanks so much for the info!
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