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My Lensless Journey

To quote one of Issac Newton's Laws: 'Every action has an equal and opposite reaction'. Having spent many years using a digital camera, both professionally and for pleasure, I felt something was lacking in my total enjoyment of photography. I think it was because I could, consistently, produce incredibly sharp and precise images that perhaps thrust me back in the opposite direction.
How does one go about trying to explain the appeal of pinhole photography? Well, it’s a technique that relies more on instinct and creative vision than technology. One of the unique features is the incredible depth of field - everything in front of the camera is equally in focus. I have taken images using black & white, colour negative and positive film ¬- the variety of images which can be produced is enormous. They all have one thing in common though, a beautifully soft ethereal look and, at the same time, can be dark and foreboding. Due to the long exposures the passage of time is also evident, turning water into mist and clouds into a glorious blur.

Paul Mitchell

N.B. Hope to be creating a smaller, cheaper version soon!

PAULPMD

About the Author

Paul Mitchell
PAULPMD Burnham, Bucks, UK

Publish Date  April 29, 2011

Dimensions  Large Square  72 pgs   Premium Paper, lustre finish

Category  Arts & Photography

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kylewis1

kylewis1 says

Absolutely beautiful images, I also use a Zero (612b) and there is nothing like the pleasure you get from sliding that little piece of wood across and making an image.
Gorgeous book I hope it sells!

posted at 12:41pm Sep 11 PST

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