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Olle Pursiainen – Finland

Last year we were honored to bring you a sample of Olle Pursiainen’s work. He is a photographer who has a solid track record of producing dramatic imagery from his native Finland. As his Flickr and Lomography galleries show, he’s become very skilled at finding great images to collect in his own neighborhood. As we’ve seen before, Finland works very well in the pinhole format.  

Olle started his photographic journey while studying Statistics and Mathematics at University in the 1970’s. He learned to develop film and work a darkroom on his own, and continued analog until the early 2000’s. After a brief stint with digital, he went back to analog – preferring to stick with his roots. He’s often lugging several of his many many pinhole cameras – from small format to 4×5 – as well as point and shoots and SLR’s. I have the same problem – so long as there’s room in my pack, I’ll stuff it with another camera.

He is drawn to pinhole because of the “freedom to control everything and nothing.” Indeed, this is one of the largest attractions of pinhole, and has been mentioned by other photographers as well. In addition, Olle is drawn to the pinhole format by the “wide angles and warped perspectives,” which offer a degree of creative outlet unrivaled by any other photographic format.

After enjoying the scenes from Olle’s work below, you can find a lot more at his Flickr page and on his Lomography home.


Pack Ice
[singlepic id=329 w=600]Pack Ice, ©Olle Pursiainen[/singlepic]


Brändö Sund
[singlepic id=325 w=600]Brändö Sund, ©Olle Pursiainen[/singlepic]


Double Sun
[singlepic id=326 w=600]Double Sun, ©Olle Pursiainen[/singlepic]



[singlepic id=330 w=600]Sandö, ©Olle Pursiainen[/singlepic]


Self Sufficiency
[singlepic id=331 w=600]Self Sufficiency, ©Olle Pursiainen[/singlepic]


The Southern Customs
[singlepic id=333 w=600]The Southern Customs, ©Olle Pursiainen[/singlepic]


Korsholm Church
[singlepic id=327 w=600]Korsholm Church, ©Olle Pursiainen[/singlepic]


Observation Towers
[singlepic id=328 w=600]Observation Towers, ©Olle Pursiainen[/singlepic]



Vaasa Mill
[singlepic id=334 w=600]Vaasa Mill, ©Olle Pursiainen[/singlepic]


[singlepic id=332 w=600]Silos, ©Olle Pursiainen[/singlepic]



Get Inspired – O

Today we abstract the view for our featured pinhole photo.

[singlepic id=201 w=600]O, Multipinhole Operator, ©Marcus Mailov 2015[/singlepic]

Marcus Mailoy made this wonderful abstract photo by using just one of the pinhole apertures in his Lomography Multipinhole Operator. This is a fantastic execution of an abstract photo of an abstract subject. The photo was taken from the inside of the Forum Building in Barcelona, where there are skylights that have a kaleidoscopic affect through the geometry and materials used.

You can find more of Marcus’s work on Flickr, Tumblr, and his personal website.


Get Inspired – Joeri Takes a Spin

Today’s featured pinhole is a dizzying perspective!

Joeri Takes a Spin
[singlepic id=140 w=600]Joeri Takes a Spin, Diana Pinhole, Earl Gray 100, ©Ralph van der Geest2015[/singlepic]

Ralph van der Geest made this image using a Diana Pinhole camera loaded with Lomography Earl Gray film. The camera and subject were both set on a record player at 33RPM and sent for a 30 second spin. The effect is an absolute standout, and ƒ/D will be running an article exploring motion further in June!

More of Ralph’s work can be found on his Flickr page.