Über: Polaroid Pinholes
My fascination for the simplicity within photography goes back a few years, when I made my first pinhole camera from a shoe box. Since then I have tried out many different media to produce images with this simple camera, from photo paper (B&W and colour), negative and slide film to Polaroid.
The instance that Polaroid offers within pinhole photography has opened a new work-flow to me, meaning that I can continuously "shoot" rather that having to reload the camera after each exposure.
It takes a few tests before you get to know your camera, but then the use of the camera becomes like the relationship of an old couple. You look at your subject, instinctively judge the exposure time, open the flap covering the pinhole and start counting (I hardly ever use a watch).
Because the pinhole is so small, the exposure time is often around 20 to 50 seconds, depending on the light conditions. Thus there is always some sort of movement in the image, whether it´s the subject or the camera itself that move slightly during that time.
I suppose it´s this trace of reality and the fact that I am relying on instinct, rather than a lightmeter that make the use of pinhole photography very exiting for me, the surprise moment in the digital era.
Please note: The images you see here in the gallery are cropped. To see the original photographs, follow this link: bit.ly/a2afek