Uncertain Space, 2006. Corban Estate Arts Centre with photographers Liz March & Katarina Nobbs.
Slow Light, 2009. Lopdell House with photographers Neil Finlay& Janis Mysliwiec.
All b/w prints are on silver gelatin fibre base paper. Selenium toned. Editions of 5
Colour prints scanned from film then archival inkjet prints made.
Pinhole photography is seductive in its simplicity taking you back to first principles of how images are formed. I love the gap of uncertainty and serendipity. An anticipation of what you hope for and what is developed on the negative. Your idea can be the starting point but the nature of the camera completes the process.
It changes my approach to image making. Instead of responding to something felt or seen, it encourages possibilities -working out how to build a camera to see if the idea pans out.
All images are taken with handmade pinhole cameras- essentially a black box with a hole at one end letting the light/image in and film at the back receiving the exposure.