Fisherman’s Photons

Another pinhole photo making. On the beach, the wintery beach, the Baltic Sea, a patient fisherman and me unobtrusively approaching, setting my coffee camera in the wet sand, opening the hole, the camera lens, 5 seconds long, just enough to capture fisherman’s photons, taking them, making a picture.
Later developed and scanned (bad scan, my scanner is ill, I just took it off my light table).

An Intimate Moment

I’m wondering: can you publish a photo that clearly shows people? Well … more or less clearly … but I think if that were me, I would recognize myself!
I was on the beach, on the wonderful pebble beach of Anidri. End of the season and still very warm, the air and the water. But significantly fewer people than in the previous months: the tourists are leaving, school has started again.
Crete is the last southern European post with summer heat!
I discreetly position my Illy camera (which contains a sheet of black and white negative film), estimate the exposure time (always 1 second in full sun) and take this photo.
The people speak French. I’m hoping that during that one second they’ll move a little so they’ll blur … but they’re clearly visible. I captured an intimate moment.

Tempelhofer Feld Winter Black & White

Oooooh, I guess I made the most beautiful pinhole photo ever! Pure luck!
What is these grey irregularities in the sky? Is it finger prints? Dirt?
I am not sure … the piece of negative was in the Illy cam for some days before I actually exposed it. Maybe a change of warm and cold, maybe dust … I don’t care, it looks fantastic 😉

Pinhole Power Pole

I don’t know why but for some reason I am fascinated by these electro poles or posts or however they are called … maybe for me as a European they look so retro?

Anyway, of course I must portray them. Set up my tripod and my Illy pinhole camera, hole pointing pole upwards, never really knowing what comes out, perspective for sure unordinary, risk of sunlight beams falling into the camera, they would darken the negative but who cares, I’m the devotee of adventures and accidents!

Right on the bottom: first of three, positive paper from a negative, both developed in coffee.

Illy On The Beach

I put my favourite pinhole camera on the beach and let it take dramatic pictures!! 🙂
In the can: a piece of black & white negative sheet film. Put it on a piece of photo paper – FOMAbrom baryta – so I receive a positive image! Develop it in Caffenol … which seems to give it an extra dramatic tone! Brown-greyish. I love it!

The Blue And The Green

Finally! Finally summer has come to Berlin … and my favourite public pool has opened its gates. The Prinzenbad! Princes’ Pool! The blue of the water (15°, icecold, can you imagine? I went in!!) … the blue of the sky … the fresh juicy green of the newborn tree leaves! I am simply happy to be alive (and I took a pinhole picture with my Illy camera. Result: later. Must scan).