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Discovering Pinhole in Montreal

An article in the Montreal Gazette by Peter Balkwill, talks about taking up the lowly plastic Holga and then discovering the wonder of pinhole. I love this quote, which sums up what working with pinhole is all about to me.

“My entire relationship with the idea of taking pictures changed. At the outset, shooting with a pinhole camera was like casting a net into dark waters. I wasn’t sure what was out there. I became like the Zen archer, focused not on the target but on the process. There is no subject, no camera. There is only the click of the crude metal shutter. The eye sees past what it is I think I might be photographing, resolving into a softer focus that takes in everything around me. There is no longer a need to even look through the camera sight; photographs become accidental.”