Powerstation Theater, McMennamins Edgefield (after Sugimoto)


My next series of photographs will be my first from the Ondu MK2 6×6 format. I received my Kickstarter reward in June and immediately loaded it up with film. Over the course of the next few months I tested it with a number of different rolls.

To kick this off, I will also introduce a truly remarkable photographer. I was introduced to his work in Barcelona’s Fundación MAPFRE. I gave the visit a ridiculously quick mention in this post, which does not come near a fraction of how much this exhibition affected me.

The photographer is Hiroshi Sugimoto.  To be honest, there isn’t much to say because word fail me. I found his work simply mind-blowing. You must go visit his website. And if you ever have chance to see his work in person, for the love of god, go see it. The remarkable thing about his work are the prints and you have to experience them in person. A computer screen does not do his work justice.

The photo I am sharing with you today was inspired by his “Theaters” series. The idea was to capture an entire film in one frame of film. You can read more about it on his portfolio here. When I saw this I wanted to try it with a pinhole camera. The opportunity came when my husband and I caught a film at the Edgefield’s Powerstation theater, where you can eat dinner and drink a beer while watching the movie. This allowed me to prop my camera on the little counter in front of me instead of hauling in a tripod.

Geeky Bits:

Camera: Ondu MKII
Film: Fuji Acros 100
Exposure Time: 90 minutes
Stand developed for 1 hour with Adonal.

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