another side of the sun [my pinhole cameras series #1]
Several days ago in my post entitled “2013 Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day group photo” I was kindly asked by Karen McRae “How many pinhole cameras do you have?”I thought it would be nice to publish some pictures of my pinhole cameras and show them together with a photograph taken with them.
So, to start this series, I show you several pics of the transformation of an old 6×9 curved plane format bakelite French camera (MIOM Photax Blindé, made in the 50’s) into a pinhole camera. I used cardboard for the interior parts and black cowhide leather (together with red leather cord as holder of the shutter) for the outside. The pinhole was provided by a good Flickr friend and it is made out of stainless steel with a laser hole of 0.14 mm in diameter, the focal length is of 40 mm which gives an f/286 value; the shutter is made with a magnet.
Below you have some pictures showing the process. I hope you enjoy them and I’ll be glad to answer any question!