This week’s set of inspiration bring depth and motion to the forefront. Whereas other photographers are often shying away from motion or seeking to freeze it, the pinhole photographer embraces it. Whether it’s a whisper of motion along a long pier, or the overwhelming tide of the beach, pinhole has a unique grasp on the sense of drama it brings.
After enjoying this set of inspiring photos, have a look at the numerous sets of inspiring photos from past weeks!
Adam Weiss is a San Fransisco based photographer who captured this scene with his modified Agfa Clack on Fuji Acros 100. The Clack is about a 75mm focal length and ƒ/250 – they are very handsome old cameras that are well suited to a pinhole adaptation. Sometimes in order to make great photos we have to make great sacrifices, and in this instance Adam was hit by seagull crap shortly after taking the photo 🙂 You can see more of Adam’s photos on his Flickr page. In addition, he posts a new photo every morning on Instagram at @aweiss.sf. Adam added that: “I’m a regular visitor to ƒ/D–as a newcomer to pinhole photography, the site proved a valuable resource for information and inspiration. I’m very happy to see new content in recent days.”
Emiliano Grusovin is an Italian based pinhole artist, and he produced this shot with his Holga 120 Wide Pinhole Camera on Ilford FP4 Plus. The scene is of a fair in the eastern portion of his city of Gorizia at twiligh, which required an exposure of about 30 seconds. You can catch more of Emiliano’s great work on his Flickr page.
Donald Tainsh captured this stirring seascape using a camera he constructed from mountboard to hold 1/4 of a 5×4 sheet of Harman direct positive paper. He’s made eight of these cameras for a project that he’s producing, photographing the little harbors along the coastline of the Fifth of Fourth estuary on the East coast of Scotland. He’s titling the project “Little Harbours”, and this particular shot is capturing patterns and unseen shapes at the pier at North Berwick Harbour as the sea washes over at high tide.
Donald has been a pinholer for years and uses a variety of homemade cameras, bodycap/lensboard pinholes, and a Harman Titan. He finds himself drawn to pinhole’s unique way of portraying a motion picture through the passage of exposure time. Or as he describes, “In pinhole we record a continuum of moments as they pass into memory.” You can find more of his work at his Flickr page
Shikiko Endo is a Japanese photographer who made this dramatic capture using her pinhole converted Holga camera loaded with Fuji Velvia. The statue pictured is a famous Japanese comedian named Tora-San, and the statue is in Shibamata, a famous location for his movies. The status and the area are famous with his fans who make regular visits. You can find more of Shikiko’s work on her Flickr page and on her blog.