Last year for WPPD Portland hosted a group of like photographers from near and far. This year the group met in Barcelona today, but I’m left at home with an injured foot. I’ve been absent from blogging and Flickr because of my injury. It hasn’t been fun. I miss getting out with my camera and meeting up with my Pinhole Mayhem group. I’m hoping I’m not laid up all summer or I’ll be a very grumpy photographer.
So while stuck at home I made a series of ‘at home’ images with my Zero Image 6×9 pinhole camera. These are just a few from that ongoing series. Life is a bit boring lately, but I’m getting a few things accomplished including a new quilt and several books read.
For those of you who have never used a pinhole camera please try one. It’s just a box with a tiny tiny hole in it that lets light reach the film in the camera. The exposures are long, anything from a few seconds to minutes and hours. A pinhole camera allows you to relax, sit, take in your surroundings because there is no hurry. Check out the Zero Image website for a selection of beautifully made cameras. There are also many independent people building beautiful cameras so you could just Google”pinhole cameras” and probably come up with hundreds of options. 2016 might just be the year to try something new and then join a group of pinhole crazies for WPPD in 2017.