Pinhole Photographs

2014 - 2017.

The colour images below are taken using the sophisticated technology of a phone camera. They are instant, high quality, easily stored, and require no developing. By contrast, the images produced using the pinhole cameras on tripods take time and use the most basic technology. A single sheet of photographic paper is placed inside each tin with a tiny pinhole in the side. With no lens, the images are softer, and the curvature of the tin produces unpredictable distortions.

When the photographic paper is later developed, the resulting image is in negative and horizontally reversed. Negatives are usually overlooked aesthetically and merely considered a step in the process of producing the final ‘positive’ image. By presenting these negatives as finished images, I am seeking to elevate their status and challenge the viewer to revaluate what and how they think they see and know. 

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Avebury

Bristol

Cape Cornwall & Botallack, Cornwall

Cheltenham

Dursley

Nailsworth & Woodchester

Purton Hulks, Severn Estuary

Stroud

Stroudwater Canal

Wotton-under-Edge