This week’s inspiration set is crowded with solitude. Whether a peaceful mountain lake, a respite in blue, a hangout spot, or a summer wind in the park – pinhole delivers! After enjoying these, if you need more, head over to our archive of previous inspiration pieces.
Daniel Rock captured this stunning scene of Lake Louise with his favorite pinhole camera, the Holga WPC 120. He had it loaded with Fuji Acros, which he prefers for its acutance and exceptional reciprocity characteristics. He pursues images like this because they “reveal the hidden layer that await in every photographic opportunity. Although Lake Louise has been shot by thousands, few get past the surface.” He certainly achieved his goal on this shot, and you can find more of Daniel’s work on his Flickr page.
Nils Karlson created this minimalist image with his RealitySoSubtle 4×5 loaded with expired Fuji160NPS, which happened to go through some botched chemistry. The title comes from the Tibetan Book of the Dead – appropriate for the contemplative mood of this image. Keep an eye on Nils as he’s going to be publishing some great work in the future. You can follow him on Flickr, Facebook, and Instagram.
I shot this photo with the Pinholga conversion that I documented previously. The camera is equipped with a RealitySoSubtle 0.3mm pinhole and I had a red filter on for this exposure. It was a very windy day and the young Black Locust tree was whipping around. I used the multi-lapse technique to bring a little stutter to the feeling and I really enjoy the frenetic feel of the result. You can connect with me on Instagram or on Flickr (my Flickr account is woefully out of date, hopefully I’ll have that updated soon!).
Emre Yildirim is based in Portland, OR and is a very accomplished photographer. He captured this geometric scene with TMAX 400. Skinny on commentary, but heavy on great imagery, I suggest you check out his Flickr profile to see what I mean.