|detail of the lace at this window was a rewarding after all the effort to set up|
Combining old technologies with the new is another step towards finding a fresh approach. I also reflect back to John Cage and the elements of 'chance'. The exposures are bracketed however the light varies so much it is difficult to gage when to stop. I enjoy this aspect as each time it is like opening a present - you never know what you may photograph as the light bounces imagery around randomly.
Creating a darkroom and experimenting with Pinhole Photography is both rewarding and frustrating.
The grand old family home of 40 years is about to be demolished. It appears as a formidable building, however you can see its vulnerability as 'things' have been removed. It is poignant and moving. It needed to be recorded. The perfect location for pinhole experimentation and a camera Obscura.
My daughter Hannah and I spent five days solid, recording and documenting favourite places and memories then we blew a kiss, closed the front door and said goodbye.
|Pinhole camera set up in one of the rooms. Light was the big issue|
as the days were too dull.
|camera set up in room|
|the less the light travels the smaller the image|
|image taken out of the window was much more successful|
|scenery and window detail|
|double exposures - moving the camera to a new position|
|the image below is taken from this room as a double exposure|
|camera in situ outside - double exposure image below|
|interior - a miniature image 2" x 2"|