I made the camera shown above during a pinhole workshop
taught by Eric Renner and Nancy Spencer at Emory University, the last week
of May, 2003. The camera started out life as a Christmas ornament box. I
cut openings for pinholes in each of the six sides, and punched the pinholes
from a disposable aluminum cookie sheet. Making six pinholes that were all
basically the same size was the hardest part (Eric helped a lot with that).
I use Arista film cut to 6 inches x 13 inches, wrapped and taped around the
oatmeal box cylinder which is glued onto the inside of the lid. Using all
6 pinholes, I can get a 360-degree image; each of the individual "frames"
reverses side-to-side and blends into the adjacent ones, making a completely
unpredictable but fascinating image. In printing the images I utilize both
cyanotype and platinum/palladium processes.
Click on small image to see all images in the series.