For a couple of weeks now I’ve had a project involving pinhole photography swilling around in my head. The unexpected arrival of my new camera yesterday meant I had no excuse not to get started, as I can use both cameras simultaneously for different subjects. My new project is based around still life photography and I’ll shoot it over the coming days or weeks, depending on how inspired I feel.
My first subject is a little bear, called Stanley, who I bought during a visit to Lyme Regis back in 2013. I’ll be photographing all the objects I choose on this high stool, against the same background, so as to create a coherent look for the photos. I’ve never tried still life pinhole photography in quite this way, so who knows if they’ll work, but it’ll be fun trying. Young Stanley required a thirty minute exposure, so I set the shot up and left the camera doing its thing while I got on with some editing of older photos – fortunately he’s a very patient character. Thankfully he’s also not shy of the camera, as the short focal length of my 6x6 camera required me to get very close indeed!
This afternoon I also took my new 6x9 pinhole camera for a spin in the woods, although I didn’t finish the whole roll of film – the final few frames can be saved for the weekend. Fingers crossed everything turns out well – we’ll find out in a week or two.
24 April 2020