Urban (dropbox link)

So this is the curatorial project I spent six hours today working on. Ugh.
The assignment was to “curate” an exhibit with four artists including yourself large enough to fill a gallery about the size of our student gallery. I have to present it Monday.

 

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My Pinhole Photos (and negatives)

We’re done with pinhole cameras now, so I’m going to be uploading the ten positives and ten negatives that I came out with as finished products and presented for critique.

There were a lot of light leaks in my camera, but I like the feeling of them and the evidence of analogue photography that they leave behind, so I didn’t try to take them out when I made prints, and a lot of them weren’t removed when I cropped down my prints. They’re very small, in the physical range of approximately 4×5 but my camera was crooked and so are a lot of my prints and different ones cropped out to different sizes.

You can also see them all here on tumblr (under my pinhole tag) if you prefer. (they’re bigger there than here.) (I also have higher resolutions, but tumblr resized them down. These are probably big enough for the average internet user anyway.)

(I obviously need a new layout, but I just left a huge white space to keep from having to size-down my images any further and try to keep them from running into the text on the sidebar. Sorry, I don’t really have the time to be messing with layouts right now. Please scroll down. )


01 – negative


01 – positive


02 – negative


Positive 02


Jungle (negative)


Jungle


Negative 04


Positive 04


Negative 05


Positive 05


Positive 05 run though photoshop with an auto-tone filter. This is closer to how I would have liked the positive to look, but I couldn’t get the contrast right.


Fire Hydrant Negative


Fire Hydrant Positive

This is the actual contact print as developed by hand. The next one I’ll be uploading is run through photoshop with an “auto tone” filter and is probably closer to how I would have liked it to look, but I just couldn’t get it to come out with crisp enough blacks and a high enough contrast.

This positive actually gave me no end of trouble. I got beautiful tones on my test strips, but I couldn’t replicate them when I went to make my print. I don’t know if it’s because I was working on a different enlarger or if I changed a setting and didn’t realize it or something, but eventually I ended up having to develop this on completely different settings than my test strips.


Fire Hydrant Positive (auto-tone)

This is actually a little more washed out than I’d like it to be but I can’t seem to get a happy medium between this one and the other one. I experienced the same difficulties in the darkroom.


James (negative)


James (negative, cropped)


James (positive)


The Apple (negative)



The Apple (positive)


Prison (negative)


Prison (positive)


Prison (positive, auto-tone)


At the end of the day. (negative)


At the end of the day. (positive)

Pinhole Photography

I’ve started a tumblr to keep track of images, but I’m going to keep this blog going, too. The tumblr is here for anyone who is interested in that kind of thing.

Today’s post (as you might have guessed from the last post) is going to be extremely image-heavy, and will center on pinhole photography.

Click images for larger versions. (they will link to offsite locations).

Here’s a nice guide to exposure when using a pinhole camera, written up by pinhole.org.

myers
Photographer: Tim Myers (source)
Medium: Photography, Pinhole Camera
Date: Posted on July 31, 2012

francis311
Francis311
Photographer: Frans van dijk (source)
Medium: Photography, Pinhole camera.

saltselfport
Salt Self Portrait
Photographer: G Lancaster (source)
Medium: Photography, Pinhole Camera


cyanotype
Photographer: G Lancaster (source)
Medium: Photography, Pinhole Camera

pinholebottle
Pinhole Bottle
Photographer: G Lancaster (source)
Medium: Photography, Pinhole Camera

shellscape
Shellscape Buildings
Photographer: Gina Bellando (source)
Medium: Photography, Pinhole photography

almondsmall
ALMOND.small
Photographer: Gina Glover (source)
Medium: Photography, Pinhole photography

examiner
the examiner.sml
Photographer: Gina Glover (source)
Medium: Photography, Pinhole photography

treetops
Treetops
Photographer: Gina Glover (source)
Medium: Photography, Pinhole photography


Hebridean Light 1
Photographer: Gina Glover (source)
Medium: Photography, Pinhole photography


Hebridean Light 2
Photographer: Gina Glover (source)
Medium: Photography, Pinhole photography


Photographer: Ed Lawrence (source)
Medium: Photography, Pinhole photography


V
Photographer: Edoardo Pasero (source)
Medium: Photography, Pinhole Photography


untitled -first
Photographer: Edoardo Pasero (source)
Medium: Photography, Pinhole Photography


untitled – second
Photographer: Edoardo Pasero (source)
Medium: Photography, Pinhole Photography


Playa, Mirar
Photographer: Eduardo Villegas (source)
Medium: Photography, Pinhole Photography


DSC00031
Photographer: Dr. Moni Litmanovitch (source)
Medium: Photography, pinhole photography


Sepxy Saxen
Photographer: Pablo Niro (source)
Medium: Photography, Pinhole photography


p 11
Photographer: Philippe Samson (source)
Medium: Photography, Pinhole Photography


NV000049
Photographer: Waylon Ling (source)
Medium: Photography, Pinhole photography


delftse poort 2
Photographer: Peter Voeten (source)
Medium: Photography, Pinhole Photography


delftsepoort dubbel
Photographer: Peter Voeten (source)
Medium: Photography, Pinhole Photography

  
  
  
  
Whatipu Cliff, Wet Down, Post Modern Threshold, Stokes Point, Oyster threshold, Britomart Project, Black Rock Pumpstation, Gnome’n’me, Grafton Threshold, Grave Spirits, Back Yard Bodymorph
Photographer: Phil Bonham (source)
Medium: Photography, Pinhole Photography

Well, you get the idea. I picked my favorites up to Page 9 of Pinhole.org.

I tried to pick some of the most varied and unique ones, but also ones that appealed to me visually or that surprised me that they could be pinhole photography.