Self reclining on couch – #pinhole self portrait


This afternoon I will be driving up to the Seattle area for the opening of Slowing The Selfie , a photography show of pinhole self portraits by PNW pinhole photographers. Three of my photos will be in that show. I am very, very honored to be a part of it. Also looking forward to hanging out with some good friends.

The show is at VALA Eastside in Redmond, WA and the opening is tonight from 6-8 pm. Do stop by if you are in the area!! More info can be found on their website.

This is not one of the photos in the show. This is a self portrait from my “Sheet A Day” project (in which I shot one sheet of 4×5 film a day in my Zero 45).

I’ve been struggling with jet lag the past few days and this was me, basically, at 8:00 pm last night. I passed out hard.


Geeky Bits:

Camera: Zero 4×5
Focal Length: 25mm
Aperture: 138
Exposure: 7 minutes
ISO: 100
Scan: Epson V700

The Salmon River: Two views from the same camera


river watching

I have been spending a lot of time with my Zero 4×5 lately and have enjoyed learning how to use it. I mentioned that I was doing a Sheet A Day project¬†and it has really been a wonderful project! I have learned so much. (I stuck with it for 65 days. I had to stop last month because I ran out of film and payday was still a couple of weeks away.)

The photo above is one from that project – I took it at one of my favorite places, the Salmon River on Mt. Hood. I used Arista Edu 100 4×5 film. I used the 25mm configuration of the Zero 4×5. This photo reached #18 on Flickr’s Explore on Oct. 30th! I am rather shocked, but also honored. However, I can’t take myself too seriously here because right next to me in Explore is a photo of a guy laying on the ground taking a photo. sooo, yeah.

Here is a photo I took the same day. It’s the exact same shot, same configuration, but with 120 film instead of 4×5. Ektar was used.


I think it’s interesting to compare the two. I don’t really have any insight yet as to how I feel about one over the other. I lean more toward color when it comes to pinhole photography, so I find it fascinating that the black and white photo resonated with so many people on Flickr.