July 23, 2008 Editor's Notes

This issue marks a year of bringing Without Lenses to you. Over the last year, I have talked to so many wonderful and interesting photographers. The personal stories and work provide inspiration and ideas for me and I hope for you, dear readers, as well. I am eager to bring more of your work to this wonderful community and welcome story ideas, as well as proposals for showcasing your work. Don’t be shy; let me know about your work and what drives you to make pinhole or other lensless work.

In May/June I attended the 2nd f295 symposium in Pittsburgh and met so many wonderful alternative and lensless photographers. It was extremely energizing and inspiring. I am in the middle of interviewing Jesseca Ferguson and will be bringing you her images and thoughts on her work in the next issue. The symposium was even better this year than last and Tom Persinger has great plans for a diverse set of offerings for 2009.

This summer has been full of excitement for me personally. I quit my job at the giant corporation—primarily to ease the commute time (2+ hours a day) and to give myself more time for making lensless images, and will be starting a new consulting firm in August.

To top it all off, I had my work featured on KQED’s Quest program this week. The video clip of my piece is published here. I am always eager to tell people about the wonderful qualities of being a pinhole and zoneplate photographer.

Here’s to a productive and image filled summer for you all. Enjoy issue #5.