Discovering new ways of solargraphy. I created a multi-tele-camera from tubes of different lengths an d different pinhole sizes. Mounted it on a tripod, faced sunwards under right angle . Placed on the roof of my studio, it bears some resemblance of a rocket launcher, and also of some sort of icy dark extrasolar mineral cluster.
I am testing it right now. Keep you posted for the results.
This photo was taken with the Shoebox-pinhole camera. The paper negative was bleached with potassium dichromate/ hydrochloric acid an redeveloped. This created a positive image. #reverseprocess
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
Took these in the medieval city of Carcassonne. I used my wooden box camera ( focal length 80mm) and Ilford MGIV paper.I flashed the paper several weeks before to reduce contrast… with little success. But I like the effect. It’s like history is clearly visible & the present surrounding it is blackened out.