Roll 14 is actually from two pinhole cameras, with an image from each taken on April 27, 2014 for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. The bottom image was my submission to the WPPD website.
I love pinhole photography and I can’t wait for WPPD every year as a photography celebration. This year I went out with 3 homemade cameras and the converted Hawkeye Brownie Camera pictured below.
The Brownie Hawkeye had a cracked lens so I made it into my first reusable pinhole camera about 35 years ago. I like using this camera because of the “B” shutter I left in it and I can easily reload it in the field.
The Plastic Film Canister has a hole cut into it, a small piece of aluminum foil taped inside, and a pinhole made with a single strand of unraveled electric wire. The film gets wrapped inside as close to the hole from both directions as I can get it. The “shutter” is another canister with the bottom cut off, a slit up the side, and slipped over the pinhole canister. It’s then turned to act as the shutter plus it’s light-tight for carrying the camera around.
I make alot of pinhole images, just about every week, but when I go out on Pinhole Day something special always seems to take hold…it feels spiritual in a way.
This year was very rainy during the time out shooting and in a strange way, that added to the enjoyment of the experience. The images were taken on the Lent side of the Waal looking towards Nijmegen.
Camera 1: Coverted Brownie Hawkeye Pinhole Camera – Aluminum Pie Plate Pinhole
Film 1: Rollei Infrared IR400 with no filter
Process: Stock D76
Camera 2: Plastic Film Canister Pinhole Camera – Aluminum Foil Pinhole
Film 2: Kentmere 400
Process: D76 1:1