Fancy Pinhole Camera

There is a huge photo processing lab two doors down from my office. It was established decades ago within my department and once employed about 30 people (dunno if that number is completely accurate, but it’s certainly big enough to have done so).  I mentioned to my friends there that my daughter and I are interested in pinhole photography.

One of my colleagues loaned me a very nice pinhole camera. It’s reliable and has given me the chance to work examine exposure times with a particular aperture. Here’s the first round of results. I’m still figuring this out, which is a lot of fun.

The Camera

the Fancy Camera

My Studio

my studio

In the backyard


Sitting with my daughter sketching


Sitting alone sketching


Self Portrait

Self Portrait, again



Godzilla in the Garden

Godzilla in the Garden

Godzilla in the Garden

Godzilla Two

Godzilla in the Garden – if you look at the picture below, you can see he moved his hand from high to low…

One High, one low

The Monster Rebellion (click for larger)

Monter Rebellion

More soon.

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12 Responses to Fancy Pinhole Camera

  1. tami says:

    i still don’t get it. but it’s so. darn. cool.

  2. sharney says:

    wow, how are you developing all these?

  3. rj says:

    cool pics!
    now i don’t believe in ghosts! =P

  4. neil says:

    Is there a Monster storybook in the works? I hope so.

  5. Jim Doran says:

    @neil – Say…that’s a really great idea!

  6. dawn says:

    These are so beautiful. I love the spiritual quality it gives to the people ( you et al) –they are completely gorgeous.

  7. Jim Doran says:

    And by spiritual quality, you mean ether? It’s ether that, or gas.

  8. mary taitt says:

    How fun!

    I used to make them at the museum where I worked out of boxes, coffecans etc.

  9. Cat says:

    Okay, I’m totally late on this, but I freaking love these photos. You’ll make a nice ghost one day.

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