As I mentioned in my last post, I became interested in doing pinhole film swaps several months ago when I discovered people were doing them. As I thought about pinhole film swaps I came up with an idea. What if a person just sent an entire camera, with film re-rolled and ready to shoot, to another person? My Pinholga is lightweight and cheap, so if it gets lost in the mail it’s no big deal. Also, using the same camera would ensure the frames matched up. So I asked my friend Brendan if he would be interested in trying this and he was! I spent the next few weeks shooting a roll, then I sent it overseas to Ireland. I have to say, it was really fun seeing my little Holga on location in Ireland on Brendan’s IG feed every now and then. And I am now thinking my little Holga needs more Transatlantic adventures…
I really love how the shots came out! I am really liking the way pinhole film swaps turn out in general and I really want to do more of them. The weird, dreamy nature of pinhole works well with the serendipity the double exposed image.
Here are my faves. Click the thumbnail for bigger.
Instead of getting my camera returned to me in the mail, Brendan hand delivered it to me a couple of weeks later in Amsterdam! But more about that later. It was loaded with a fresh roll ready to expose – so stay tuned for a round two!
You can see more (previous) film swap results from Brendan and I on my Flickr.