I love that a pinhole camera is just a box with a hole in it, and whatever I do in terms of changing the dimensions of the camera, the light source, the pinhole itself or the exposure time has a bearing on the final result. Of course, this is also how a normal camera works. For me though, rediscovering a camera in its most simple version has meant, that I now understand how things work in a hands-on kind of way.
It's really one big playground with tons of things to explore. In addition to that, the different processes of pinhole photography adds something unpredictable to every motif. Light and exposure time work in mysterious ways.
A growing love for a rocky island at the furtherst eastern point of Denmark made me take a giant leap into the Baltic Sea and start all over as an islander in my late fifties. The calm and soothing village life of 3 months in Svaneke during winter lockdown won me over. I used my pinhole camera to register the first impressions from my life in the magic stillness. A selection of these images were exhibited at Gallery Rasch in Rønne, autumn 2021.
I very much enjoy sharing this method of 'slow photography' in an exclusive workshop with a small group.
You will build your own camera, photograph with your new camera and learn how to develop the negatives in a homemade solution made from natural ingredients.