A few weeks ago an Instagram contact of mine, Daniil Zandberg, contacted me about an exhibition he’s planning when life comes back to normal. The theme of the exhibition is towns and cities during the current lockdown, with deserted streets, all recorded with pinhole photography.
This concept appealed to me, so I quickly set about taking some photos around Elsenham. I wanted to include some of the landmark areas of the village, while showing the overwhelming sense of quiet.
Having received the developed negatives back last week I shared some of these photos on our village Facebook group. Quite a few people saw me pottering about with a tripod and a wooden box (my pinhole camera) so I figured some of them might have wondered what I was doing. The photos triggered quite a conversation and a good number of people had wondered what on earth I was doing!
11 May 2020