Film swap with Jesús


Several months ago I did a film swap with my internet friend, and fellow pinhole photography aficionado, Jesús! We did a black and white film swap, which is rather new for me. I am extraordinarily behind on posting these.

Here are some of my favorites from the roll.

Film Swap with Jesús

Film Swap with Jesús

Film Swap with Jesús

You can see more on my Flickr. And do check out  Jesús‘s work! the guy is a brilliant pinhole photographer. I feel like even that last statement is an understatement. He is a master of the art of pinhole photography. 🙂

The Great Transatlantic Pinhole Filmswap Project


“What if a person just sent an entire camera, with film re-rolled and ready to double expose,  to another person? My Pinholga is lightweight and cheap, so if it gets lost in the mail it’s no big deal.” This is an idea I had after pondering film swaps and pinhole photography.   And thus an idea started to germinate. A traveling camera film swap.  Two film swaps and a dead camera later, I think we are on track. This time with a new name and a new camera.

10372132_1556444471254055_6580602399781478544_n Todd Schlemmer  graciously donated one of his Terrapin 3d printed pinhole camera systems to the project! Behold, The Great Transatlantic Pinhole Filmswap 2.0 begins!

A few weeks ago I received the new camera in the mail and immediately set out to shoot the roll that Todd had already exposed. I scanned the results last night and couldn’t be happier! I love how they turned out!

The camera will be perfect for the project! It has some really cool features, but the best one is that you can rewind the film in camera (no dark bag needed). This little feature makes it perfect for film swaps!

Interested in joining the fun?  Click here to find out how it works and how to participate.

The Great Transatlantic Pinholga Filmswap Project


flowers on the water

Today’s image is from a recent film swap I did with my buddy Brendan, which has led to a project I recently started, and that I am going to share with you today. I am really excited about it!

Several months ago I did a film swap that involved sending my Pinholga to Ireland so that Brendan could double expose over the roll I had already shot. He then reciprocated by shooting a roll, re-winding it, and delivering the camera back to me when we met in Amsterdam. I re-shot the roll in Portland later that month.  The photo above is from the second roll. You can see my favorites from the two rolls here and here.  You can read Brendan’s blog post about it here.

It was a lot of fun seeing my camera on location in Ireland and I was tempted to ask him to send it along to someone else, but I didn’t really have a solid plan in my head for where it should go so I put the idea on the back-burner.

Well. I found out last Friday that the Traveling Yashica is on it’s way to me.  I am going to shoot two rolls with this camera, One for me and one to rewind, put back in the camera, and send back to Hamish where he will re-shoot the roll.

Thinking about this  was the catalyst that brought my idea to fruition: The Great Transatlantic  Pinholga Filmswap Project.  It will be a traveling camera project, like the Traveling Yashica, but with a film swap, pinhole twist. Two rolls of film will be shot. The camera will come loaded with film that has been shot and rewound by the previous person. Then they will shoot another roll, rewind it, and send it on to the next person on the list. And so on, and so on.

I asked a few of my pinhole photography friends if they were interested and I received lots of great feedback and have a nice list of people that will take the project through for a few months!

The idea came to me on Friday and by Sunday morning I’d created a blog for my project. It even has it’s own Twitter and IG hashtag! You can follow it’s adventures on social media here!

If you are interested in the project you can follow the blog:

The Great Transatlantic Pinholga Filmswap Project

If you are interested in participating let me know! The more the merrier!

I am so excited to see how this all plays out!!

Roll 18 – Pinhole film swap with Aware Of The Void


My Amsterdam adventure will continue tomorrow. For now, here is my latest post on 52 rolls.

52 rolls

As I mentioned in my last post, I became interested in doing pinhole film swaps several months ago when I discovered people were doing them. As I thought about pinhole film swaps I came up with an idea. What if a person just sent an entire camera, with film re-rolled and ready to shoot,  to another person? My Pinholga is lightweight and cheap, so if it gets lost in the mail it’s no big deal. Also, using the same camera would ensure the frames matched up. So I asked my friend Brendan if he would be interested in trying this and he was! I spent the next few weeks shooting a roll, then I sent it overseas to Ireland. I have to say, it was really fun seeing my little Holga on location in Ireland on Brendan’s IG feed every now and then. And I am now thinking my…

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Roll 17 – Pinhole film swap with Square Peg Pinhole


Still catching up at 52 rolls. Here is a post about a pinhole film swap I did with Square Peg Pinhole.

52 rolls

My next couple posts are bonus rolls, I suppose. I wanted to share them with you because they are cool :).

I really enjoy doing film swaps. I love the collaboration between my fellow film photographers and I love the serendipity that occurs. At some point I realized that people were doing pinhole film swaps. Of course I needed to do one too. It combines two things that I love! So I let fate decide who I was going to do my first pinhole film swap with. One day in January I mentioned on Twitter that I wanted to do a pinhole film swap. Within moments my buddy Herschel (AKA Square Peg Pinhole) said, “Yes! Let’s do this!” I was thrilled! I’ve admired Herschel’s pinhole work for quite some time and so doing a film swap with him would be quite an honor.

He suggested that we…

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