First image from the SunRa Solar Camera. 45 minute exposure from the rooftop of my studio. I did not develop the paper negatives, this is how they came out of the camera. The sun ‘burned’ it’s track into the paper.
betwixed man in liminal state
Another experiment from the Obscuravan/MPL. 130×130 cm on Ilford matte baryta paper.
I used multiple pinholes on this one. One of the first experiments with the ‘reversed process’, where I tried to transform the negative to a positive image. After developing, I bleached the negative with potassium dichromate and sulfuric acid before redeveloping it in normal light.
I I want explore photography as an act of catching time.
The pinhole camera is humble, pure & simple and the best instrument to deal with time & the passing of it.
The Mobile Pinhole Laboratory is a kingsize pinhole camera. It is developed for experiments on very large format paper negatives. I use PE & baryta paper, negative & direct positive. Roll paper & paper sheets. Really anything I can get my hand on. I try to work as simple & basic as possible. The camera also functions as darkroom , laboratory & shelter.
See me (nearly get) shot under the shower.
This picture in honour to ‘The Guns of Brixton’. Can’t remember ever hearing the original song of The Clash, but I fell in love with the version of Nouvelle Vague
A friend, who has a good nose for these things, discovered a dusty & forgotten darkroom in an abandoned building.Most of the equipment was gone, but he found a small shipload of photographic paper. It must have been from the pre-Multigrade era, since most of it was Ilfospeed & Ilfobrom stuff, in different formats. Best thing is that he gave it all to me!
If these papers are still usable, I will have enough for the rest of my life.
So why not kick off with a tryptich paper negative on large format. Three sheets of 30 x 40 cm Ilfospeed grade 3 paper, scanned & inverted in PS
Shot with the MPL