New England Series
These images were created using a pinhole camera similar to the historical “Camera Obscura” known to artists dating back to the 15th century. Allowing for the most simplistic form of photography, the pinhole camera does not use a lens. As a result, limitations otherwise created by optics do not exist. The camera is simply a pinhole on one side of a light tight box projecting an upside down and backward image onto a light sensitive material. Although reciprocity of modern light gathering mediums in such a dimly lit environment creates a formidable hurdle, the pinhole with its limitless “depth-of-field,” provides a remarkable feeling like no other image-making tool.
In this work, the camera has been built using a trailer, providing for its unique size and mobility. The medium used to capture the image is direct positive. The large size of these images, matched with the modern light gathering medium and long exposure time combine to form a unique celebration of nature’s subtle movement.
Each print is original and can not be replicated due to the lack of photographic negative.
These are the largest direct positive pinhole images ever to be made. The process is now part of photographic history as the chemicals and paper are no longer manufactured.
Prints measure approximately 30 inches x 75 inches.
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