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:
If you are interested in participating let me know! The more the merrier!
I am so excited to see how this all plays out!!