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
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
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.
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