A few years ago I purchased a Holga Wide Angle Pinhole Camera. It was a part of my experimentation with Holga cameras, their simplicity and soft focus was a lot of fun. I used it for a bit, but moved on to other cameras and technology. About a year ago, a friend of mine, Jana, dove deep into the realm of pinhole photography. She’s actually gotten a few of us into it (or back into it in my case), resulting in the sales of a number of Zero Image Pinhole cameras… the amusing factoid here, is that I’d actually sold her my Holga WPC, and I understand it was one of her first cameras in the pinhole realm, along with the Diana (some of which have a pinhole option). She’s now exploring a Zero Image 6×9 and even a 4×5.
After seeing her work and experimentation, and discovering images from several others, I made the decision to give pinhole photography another go. This time around I invested a bit more cash and purchased my Zero Image 2000, it’s a medium format pinhole, creating 6×6 or Square images.
In April, Glazer’s Camera held a Pinhole Photography contest earlier this year, where the entrants were featured in a gallery showing in their store, along with a special reception to announce winners on Worldwide Pinhole Day. It was very interesting & inspiring to see everyone’s varied uses of their own pinhole cameras.
Along with that event, I led a photowalk on Worldwide Pinhole Day in April of this year. I suppose a photowalk with a bunch of pinhole cameras is really more of a “photo pause”…
I wanted to share my favourite images from that outing, on Worldwide Pinhole Day. The black and white images were captured on Fuji Neopan Acros 100 and the colour images were capture on Fuji Pro 400H film. Both rolls were processed and scanned locally at Panda Photographic.