I’ve been a huge fan and avid practitioner of pinhole photography for many years. I first tried it at the suggestion of my photography teacher about 25 years ago. This first attempt was with an Olympus OM-10 and a bodycap pinhole. I was instantly hooked and have spent many years working with pinhole cameras of various designs, both bought and homemade, on a variety of projects.
It reached ‘peak’ pinhole for me when i was working towards my BA in fine art. I had an idea of what i wanted to do but was struggling with some technical difficulties achieving the desired results. At this point it was a reversion to the basics of pinhole photography that provided the answer.
I’m therefore also a keen follower of any pinhole news and developments. So i was very excited to hear that the Poetics of Light exhibition was coming to the Bradford Media Museum in the UK. I’d seen the online information regarding the original exhibition in the US, and had managed to purchase a copy of the accompanying book via the internet, but to be able to see some of the original images and devices used would be a real treat.