Today’s featured pinhole image is a calming shade of blue.
[singlepic id=166 w=600]Atlantic II, Twinings Tea tin cam, Kodak Ektar ©Artūras Meškauskas 2015[/singlepic]
Artūras Meškauskas, a Lithuanian photographer from the city of Panevezys, made this wonderful image with his homemade pinhole camera that he fashioned from a Twinings Tea tin and expired Ektar 100. I’ve got to say his appears to be the best tea tin camera I’ve seen. This scene was captured in 2014 on an autumn holiday in Gran Canaria.
You can find more of Artūras’s work on Flickr and Facebook.
Today’s featured pinhole photo is a ghostly self portrait.
[singlepic id=163 w=600]WWPD, Eight Banners, Portra 160, ©Paul Griffin[/singlepic]
Paul Griffin made this image in the bottom of an abandoned swimming pool using his Eight Banners 6×9 loaded with Kodak Portra 160. As indicated by the title, he made this for WWPD. He made this image using what he refers to as “Photoshop in camera”: overlapping the 6×9 exposures as he moves through the 120 roll. This gives him a slight bit of unpredictability while also providing a fair bit of creative choice in which images to use.
You can find more of Paul’s work on his Flickr page.
Today’s featured pinhole photo brings a sense of how deep those still waters run
An Abandoned Forest
[singlepic id=161 w=600]An Abandoned Forest, 4×5 pinhole camera, TMAX 100, ©Chien Wenwei 2015[/singlepic]
Chien Wenwei made this moody capture in Nantou, Taiwan of a stand of trees that have been overtaken by the floodwaters; with the absolute stillness of the water adds to the feeling of abandonment.
More of Chien’s work can be found on Flickr or Facebook.
Today’s featured pinhole image basks in some warm window light.
Pinhole Closet View
[singlepic id=141 w=600]Pinhole Closet View, Zero Image 6×6, TMAX 100, ©Tim Lowe 2015[/singlepic]
Tim Lowe is an American living in Colombia and, while well versed in photography in general, is relatively new to the world of pinhole photography. He made this image with his Zero Image 6×6, and is anxiously awaiting a 4×5 – the pinhole bug is a vicious one! Tim also works in alt process printing, especially cyanotype. He expressed some great seeing when he recognized this quiet scene!
You can find more of Tim’s work on 500px or Flickr.
I want to sit by the edge of this small lake all day…
[singlepic id=122 w=600]Blue Lake, Zero 45 w/Graflex 23 back, Kodak Ektar, ©Moni Smith 2015[/singlepic]
Moni Smith made this wonderful capture at Blue Lake, Portland, Oregon – a city that surprises with so many quiet places of understated beauty such as this. She made this shot with her Zero Image 45 in the 25mm configuration and a Graflex 23 back loaded with Kodak Ektar 100. For a long time I’ve shot Fuji color, but something about the tonality of Ektar these days has got me rolling in that direction now.
More of Moni’s work can be found on Flickr, her personal blog, and her pinhole blog that she runs with some friends, Pinhole Obscura.
Today’s featured pinhole photo is exploding with color.
Poppies & Flare
[singlepic id=55 w=600]Poppies & Flare, Ondu 6×12, Kodak Ektar, ©Steven Boelaars 2015[/singlepic]
Steven Boelaars captured this wonderful image by pointing his Ondu 6×12 directly into the sun. The subject matter – the red poppies, is perfect for the effect because of the way they bleed with the flare of the sunlight. This is a common side effect of shooting a pinhole straight at the sun – without a lens to tame the sun’s rays, things stay raw and uncontrollably vibrant.
More of Steven’s excellent pinhole work can be found on Flickr.