A couple of months ago I picked up my new Innova Pinhole Camera made by Don Pyle, Portland, Oregon. It is a gorgeous and beautifully made wooden box with an aperture of f 128. I’m still working on getting my exposures just right and think I underexposed a lot of them. It’s all that reciprocity stuff that I need to remember.
I know I have mentioned before that I prefer a real book over an electronic reader. As a kid I would take my allowance on Saturdays and ride my bike to the mall(because we could in those days) and spend my money on a book. Nothing much has changed over the years. When I moved 7 years ago I had to unload boxes and boxes of books and it nearly killed me. Some I knew I would never read again and others were just on subjects I was not longer interested. However, I have since filled the void and have books all over my house. My dining room is more library than dining, my extra wide hallway upstairs is lined with bookshelves and brimming with books, book shelves on both sides of the fireplace and bookshelves in the bedrooms. Yes, I am a book alcoholic and not recovering very well.
I like to use my pinhole camera inside bookshops, libraries and anywhere I might sit long enough to have a good read. The pinhole with its long exposures helps me sit and linger. There is nothing better than the feel, the smell and the look of the typeset …..only a real book can satisfy my needs.
(all photos taken with my Innova pinhole camera on Kodak Ektar film and long exposures)