Roll 35.1, 35.2, 35.3: the Kaiju – A 6X18 Panoramic Pinhole Camera

Here, at the Schlaboratory, our scientists are constantly searching for new ways to leverage 3D printing to the very narrow application of pinhole photography.  Earlier this summer, a breakthrough wide angle panoramic design, the Kaiju Pinhole Gamera, was released to the wild.  At this writing, I believe I have the only two representative samples of…

Run quick or hold your breath!

Ever feel like you are under water holding your nose? The travails of everyday life and work tossing up challenges, making it hard to breathe? Feel like you are sitting on the bottom of a pool, or under the ocean, while the world and life just swims past, then away? Is there an answer, I…

Rolls 27-29: Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day Before and After

For me, my tolerant wife, and the Pinholistas, Worldwide Pinhole Day was a multi-day affair, a beer-soaked celebration of lensless photography and a grand experiment in Internet fellowship.  It started in Amsterdam last year, and we converged on Portland, OR this year on the last weekend of April.  Naturally, Seattle and Portland residents were well represented, but emissaries from the…

Everybody should have one

On Saturday I purchased a Kodak Brownie No.2 Model F. It was in great condition, at a fabulous price, and I just happened to have a roll of size 120 film in the car. Many millions of these practically unbreakable cameras were made between the First and Second World Wars, and opened photography to the…

Around Kiama

Over the last week, I ran a roll of TMax 100 through my Mamiya-6. It is not the single lens reflex which most people associate with the Mamiya name, but instead a folding camera and coupled rangefinder. Unlike many coupled rangefinders, instead of the lens moving backwards or forward to find focus, the focal plane…

Roll 22: Pinhole Meetup Redux at the Center for Wooden Boats

Film: Fujifilm Neopan Acros 100 B&W Camera: terraPin Bijou 6X4.5 3D printed pinhole F/135 Owing to the sins of sloth and procrastination, I found myself at the Center for Wooden Boats, the sole attendee to a meetup I had organized with late notice.  Hank said he’d like to go there and so I rebooted the CWB meetup…

Roll 21: Rangefinding Around Seattle and Portland

Film: Kodak 100 T-Max Camera: Voigtlander Bessa R3A with Skopar 35/2.5 This camera makes me very happy.  I love shooting with it, I love its simplicity and I really like what I get from it.  The Skopar 35mm lens is very fun to shoot also – all in all, a solid combination for shooting 135. I carried the…

Week 2 – 2014: It’s been a while

Man I’ve slacked off! As some of you may remember I also started 52rolls. But in 2014! Now more than one year later I’m finally getting around to scanning, developing and posting the rolls I actually shot. I eventually gave up, but I thought I’d show the results from the rolls I shot. The images…

ANZAC Day reflections

The pre-dawn light was just starting to come through the lounge room window when I awoke. I had slept on the sofa at my father-in-laws house in Tea Gardens where we were visiting. I arose, and prepared for a lovely dawn on the river after the huge storms in the previous week. Outside, in the…

Roll 18 & 19: A solitary visit to the Center for Wooden Boats

I knew a guy when I was in college who had a bona fide tagline: “The universe is abundant… (man)”  The last bit was optional and the the first bit was typically offered up after an herbal inhalation, a heart-felt discussion of the predictably unfair nature of the world, and an affirmation/invocation of Karmic balance.  We’ll call our…