For my second roll of film in my Daily Pinhole Project I plumped once again for Ilford FP4+, but chose to ring the changes by shooting with my 6x9 camera instead of square format. The film came back from being developed today, so I immediately set about digitising the negatives.
My subjects for this roll covered a mix of things, from still life pictures (reflecting the haircut I should have had this week and a selection of my photography books!) and pictures taken around the village and at Hatfield Forest.
Alongside these I tried some more experimental images. As I wrote my weekly newsletter I shot a long exposure of my hands on the computer keyboard. The strangest result though came from a selfie I shot as I sat on our stairs. The concept behind it was inspired by Janus, the Roman God of beginnings and transitions. The name for this month is derived from his name and he is often depicted facing both forwards and backwards. My idea was to change the direction of my face half way through the seven minute exposure, but instead of facing left and right I faced forwards and to the right. I’m not sure it quite works, but it was an interesting experiment and one I may try again sometime!
22 January 2021