In late August I was on a meetup with some of my pinhole photography buddies and we found ourselves at Blue Moon Camera And Machine. Somehow, I ended up with a Woodblak camera. It’s a beautiful camera, carved from a single piece of wood and made locally in Portland by Kurt Mottweiler. So, honestly, it wasn’t a hard sell.
A couple of days after I bought it he had a sale on his website, so he very graciously offered to outfit my new beauty with a leather strap. I said yes, of course. I paid a visit to his studio (which was amazing) and we had a nice chat while he added the strap.
Here are a few photos taken with this camera. These are only the first roll shot through the camera, and I used Illford FP4. I wanted to shoot black and white because I generally don’t get my color developed until I have a enough saved up to make it worthwhile to either make the trip into Portland or buy some developer and do it myself. I like the shots a lot! I have two rolls of color in my queue and I can’t wait to see how they came out.
The camera is a dream to use. If you are interested in learning more about these cameras, or what else Kurt is up to, you can visit his website here.
Here are a few more shots from the Enchanted Forest with my pinhole camera. If you are in the area and want something interesting to do, it’s worth the visit. It’s completely bizarre and fun to photograph. I definitely will be going back. I wanted to arrange a trip this past Autumn with my pinhole Meetup group but things got busy and then I sprained my knee.
Speaking of pinhole, I was interviewed on the Lensless Podcast for this week’s episode. You can listen here.