Pinhole Misery

I have finally managed to create an image from a pinhole camera. Despite my lack of engineering skills, I was still able to produce something that created an image. The clumsy contraption made of shoebox, tinfoil, black electric tape and sprayed with black paint did take a picture. It took me a few attempts to get anything though. It was quite a bright morning today and the first few images were completely overexposed, but the eighth or ninth attempt was successful. The cars and trees in the Griffith College campus emerged from the negative.  For some inexplicable reason, when I tried to print an image out of this negative I used my fingers to press two sheets of light sensitive paper together. As a result of this experiment I got a quite strange combination of  a pinhole image and a photogram of my fingers. At first, it looked quite freaky.  However, when I think more about this image I realise that it might be quite useful for a future self-portrait.

(C) Marta Stoklosa
(C) Marta Stoklosa

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