Pinhole Day Challenge – Still Life

Many thanks to everyone who sent work in.

The winner is Graeme Pow! Some book tokens for Beyond Words are winging their way to you.

Beeblebear by G.Pow

…reminds me of Lovecraft-ian horror, juxtaposed with childhood innocence… well composed and lit.

The Judge

Honourable mention to Ali Millar .

By Ali Millar, 2020

A portal to another world – a sharp and exciting projection.

The Judge

Pinhole Day 2020

We can all measure this day as a win already – because it is NOT SNOWING! (In Edinburgh at least.)

Here is a roundup of some of the challenges we have discussed over the last few meetings – take part in any or all today –

– Make a pinhole photo by any methods possible – for those without access to chemicals LoFi relaxes the rules, for one day only, to use digital.

– Virtual photo walk – make a pinhole photo and a take regular snap of your new favourite lockdown place to have a walk. Send in the photos and the GPS co-ordinates (or address) and we will put them on a virtual map for people to take an armchair wander. [ …and after the lock down rules are relaxed visit these spots in person.]

– process and develop at home – try some DIY developer. There are many recipes for Caffenol out there but if possible try beer-ol – recipe below (https://www.caffenol.org/)

  • 500ml Corona Extra
  • 50g soda crystals
  • 12g Vitamin C

– Most inventive pinhole still life ( there will be a prize – SC will judge ) Deadline for submissions 3rd May.

– Turn a room into a Camera Obscura

– The Cannister Club theme this month is “Home”

Don’t forget to email your images in to be included in the online exhibition and to submit work to our gallery group on pinholeday.org. Work must be submitted to them by 31st May to be included in the 2020 on-line exhibition. (Select Edinburgh LoFi in the gallery group option.)

Coffee on Skype at 10:30 today, and then a catch-up for afternoon tea at 4.30pm.

Next regular meeting this Wednesday morning from 10:30 and the first week of May will be the “Instant” on-line exhibition.

Coronagram workshop – possible date this Wednesday 29th – TBC Early evening.

Let There Be Light – Day 17

Day 17 – Back in 2011/12 when LoFi was just getting started we did a group project called Time Place Light based in Dunbar using various lens-less photographic techniques including pinhole and solargraphs. The results can still be seen on the project blog.

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 J Rowan
Time Place Light – pinhole paper negative – J Rowan

Let There Be Light – Day 12

Day 12 and Dan Clipsom records the seasonal change On a smallholding, near York

The slow, methodical, procedural nature of pinhole photography as an art, mirrors the process and cycles inherent in the production of food crops and other productive flora.

D Clipsom

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Creation by D.Clipsom

Let There Be Light – Day 10

Brittonie Fletcher looks through her collection of throwbacks to bring us day 10.

Do you remember your first pinhole photograph? Where were you on pinhole day? As a group Lofi has formed some wonderful memories of shared experiences. Brittonie Fletcher reminds us of this with today’s gallery of work.

Brittonie Fletchers work may also be seen at the 2020 RSA Annual Exhibition.

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Detail from grid pinhole – The Edinburgh LoFi group taken on pinhole day 2018 by Brittonie Fletcher. (The full photo may be seen in the Let There Be Light – Part 1 exhibition.)

Let There Be Light – Day 8

Slow photographer and poet, Roddy Shippin’s project Up Above the Streets and Houses uses DIY beer can solargraphs to produced images exposed between 6 months and a year – Southfacing towards Bruntsfield, Edinburgh.

He has recently coined the phrase “Coronagram” – a chemigram made with expired cupbard contents. More information on an upcoming workshop with Brittonie Fletcher soon.

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solargraph