Looks like Gretchen and I had the same idea. 🙂
I borrowed this Vermeer anamorphic pinhole camera from Jana. We met up with a few other pinholistas for a few hours in Jeremy‘s back yard, then went for burgers & beers. Also with us was Jeff, who took this fantastic image.
I had used a few other cylindrical anamorphic pinhole cameras before, so I was curious how this one stacked up. After a little learning curve, it was easy to use. It wasn’t perfect, and I can see that they’ve changed the design of the shutter since Jana bought hers. She also uses a thin ribbon of black gaffer’s tape around the top to prevent light leaks.
Here we are, sitting at the patio table.
Here’s a shot where I put the camera on the ground, next to the wooden patio chairs.
Here’s a shot from on top of the table:
And here’s me in a mask. I actually put the camera inside the lid of the BBQ, but you can’t really see that.
Totally fun camera. I’m going to shoot it a bunch more before I return it.
The camera shoots just 4 shots on a 120 roll., so you have to wind properly, and be careful with your shots. Those 4 shots go quickly. I found I spent more time loading/unloading the camera than I did actually shooting. 🙂
My exposures were about 10-15 seconds in the shade. Developed at home in Diafine.
6 thoughts on “Week 18: Anamorphic Pinhole”
Yes, there is a bit of a learning curve and I found that when you wind the film to be sure to wind both knobs at the same time. That keeps the film taut. It’s because of Jana that I bought my camera and I love it. I’m taking it downtown Portland on Wednesday. Have fun with it, but I think you should just order one for yourself.
It’s really tempting.
wow, amazing work!
I like the first image very much!
Love the hats. Cool camera
Great shots! I’ve seen some of Jana’s work with it before. Very intriguing pinhole camera.