Pinhole Images are an exercise in creating more with less. A return to the earliest techniques of photography. Pinhole images exist part-way between a photo and a drawing. This series was taken during winter 2014-2015 along the banks of the Seine.
The photos were produced using nothing more than a pinhole camera, a simple box with a small hole and no lens, and black and white photographic paper. The extended exposure time required, (ranging from 5 minutes to 25 minutes) creates the sense of movement in the clouds and the water, giving a softened and dreamy look to the image. As pinhole cameras don’t even have a viewfinder to look through, the photographer only has an idea of what the final result will look like. This blind process ends when the negative of the image appears in the darkroom.
All images taken with Ilford Obscura Pinhole Camera 4 x 5″
Ilford Multigrade IV RC paper