Monday, March 16, 2015

Neither Night nor Day...

Sometimes the photo negative conveys the ambiance better than the right light image....

illy coffee can pinhole
Arista 5 x7 photo paper souped in caffenol
abandoned house along route 66

Friday, March 13, 2015

Mild Mannered illy Coffee can...soon to be super hero pinhole camera

Yes, coffee and a camera all in one...delivered to my front door.
What a deal!
Drill a teeny little pinhole, load with photo paper or film and off we go into the wild blue yonder of making time stand still.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Kicking up dust on Route 66

It appears this old car is kicking up dust, but this is pinhole, so the car couldn't possibly kick up any dust.....or could it.

Paint can pinhole camera, old photo paper sloshed in caffenol.
I like using this funky paint can camera....since it doesn't have a tripod socket, I usually just place it on the bumper of my truck to keep it steady, pull the black tape away from the pinhole to make the xposure and let time on paper do its thing!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Instant Koi

A quick side trip to the Koi Pond with a paint can pinhole....

I used some old photo paper, guessed the exposure to be about 75 seconds and here you go!

Not quite instant karma, but close enough...
developed in caffenol just long enough to let the tones mellow.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Winter Walk and Some Cool News!!

Holga pinhole with Kodak Ektar 100

I have found Ektar 100 to be very nice for pinhole. It's my current go-to color film for pinhole.
It shifts a little to blue, but considering this was a 10 second exposure, the blue is not too bad.
Plus, this was a "bluish" kind of day being it was overcast.
Give it a try if you haven't already.  It is really nice shot at box speed in non-pinhole cameras.

In the this is cool news department...
I've got a solo show coming up in April in Texas at Hill College where I'll also be doing a pinhole and caffenol workshop.
I'm also doing 2 caffenol and pinhole teaching/workshop gigs in Colorado Springs at colleges there.  Details on everything soon!

I'm so excited to be working with students and educators!

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Owls Have It!

If you happen to be cruising around Socorro, New Mexico you'll more than likely find this old brick wall with this cigar ad painted on bricks. It's a bit faded, but full of charm and character.

It's an afternoon shot, so go have lunch or check out the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge which is about 20 mile south of Socorro and then enjoy an afternoon of exploring around town.

I was really really close to this wall when I made the photo, maybe too close as I cut off some of the artwork, but that's part of the excitement of pinhole. Sometimes you don't know exactly what you will come home with.

Zero Image 2000 pinhole
Kodak Ektar 100 film

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Diner in the Desert

Last fall I went to visit a friend in the Mojave Desert.
While out there, we explored and drove around looking for cool stuff to take photos of and this was one of the spots we stopped at.

This place is owned by some studio and is used for TV and movies.
If you watch NCIS, then you might recognize it as the place where Director Jenny Shepard met her fate in a shootout.

While we were the making photos, some burly looking "bouncer" dude came out and told us we couldn't make pictures of the place.  He especially didn't like my pinhole camera, mainly because it was on a tripod.
Oddly, he didn't care if we made images with our cell phone cameras.

Anyway, while my friend Erin distracted him with the cell phone, I made a couple of pinhole images of the place with my Zero Image 2000 and some Kodak Ektar 100.

Hope you like!

The sky was really nice that day!  I need to go back!