Thursday, October 25, 2012

Life through a pinhole

So awhile ago, my brother and his girlfriend came back from overseas. Well, they bought me a present - all the way from Shetland, Scotland. A pinhole camera! I had heard of them, but never really thought about actually using one, and it's a truly amazing concept - it takes photography way back to the basics. It's all about light.
A pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens and with a single small aperture — effectively a light-proof box with a small hole on one side. Light from a scene passes through this single point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box.
How thoughtful is my brother?!
So, naturally, I've been researching pinhole photography - in an effort to do a good job first time round and not waste film - and I've come across some amazing images! They've all got this slightly spooky, yet romantic, feel to them, making them somehow otherworldly. I can't wait to start making some of my own this summer, so watch this space!
(Click on photos for sources)

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