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sun ra solar camera

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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

der Hase ist ein kühnes Tier

 

Pinhole image from the performance ‘Der Hase its in kuhnes Tier’.  As true hermits, we locked ourselves up for one week in a large vault under the theater.

The ‘Bananacam’ (pinhole camera made from a bananabox) was a crucial element of this performance that combined sound-art, dance and slow photography. The 20 minute performance was captured in one image (40×50 cm barytapaper) en was processed live with the audience at Theater de Nwe Vorst

 

 

ditch, reversed

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.

epiphany

This photo was shot on epiphany (6th of january)

It was only after the development that I realized is has indeed a resemblance of the three kings.

A kind of magic.

weeping woods

 

(direct-positive baryta paper, 115x155cm)

interior of the MPL

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.

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OBSCURAVANcam

grill pit

Shot the pit with the MPL . I used expired  Ilford paper as negative (30x40cm). Instead of a single pinhole, I used a    pinhole sieve. The negative was developed in caffenol, the positive  print  in regular developer.
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