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November 30, 2007 :: Letter from the Editor

It’s been a busy fall full of making images, prepping quite a bit of work for several juried shows—most of the work pinhole—and hanging my first solo show. It’s small and in a cafe, but it’s mine alone and it took quite a bit of work printing and framing the images. In between being obsessed with my own work, and starting to think about the holidays, I have the pleasure of bringing you this issue of Without Lenses.

Issue #3 features an article by Benjamin Wooten about his experience with the New Orleans Kid Camera Project where the kids not only made pinhole images, but created their own cameras and painted them. The images are wonderful and the story is a testament to the power that children have to find joy even in the worst of situations.

We also bring you an interview with the photographer, Nancy Breslin, whom I met last year at the f295 Symposium. She shares with us a long term, continuing, project featuring a range of images made while dining out in all kinds of situations.

Our How To article this issue comes from Jan Kapoor. She shares her process for making image positives from wet contact negatives. This simple, straight-forward process is something anyone with a dark room and a safe light can do. No enlarger needed.

Lastly, we have added a Books section—a store from Amazon—to offer books by featured artists and related pinhole books and a Subscribe Now link to the homepage. This will let you subscribe to an announcement list to get an email each time the site is updated. I promise, we won’t sell your email address or send spam.

We hope you enjoy this issue.

Erin
editor in chief, publisher, Without Lenses