Pinholistically Yours: A Collective Love Story told With a Pinhole Camera


It’s not news that we are now living in a digital world. Everything seems so quick and convenient, not that it is bad or anything but there are some things that are still being done the old fashioned way. You’ll be surprised at how many still regard the analogue way the best way there is.

Old school things have this certain allure to them. Hard work, passion, labour of love are few things that come into mind when anything old school is brought to the table. You just get this kick in the gut when you something that you know came from nothing but a few pieces of material and the imagination that helped make it a reality.

Souhade Guermache is a photographer who loves film photography (a given thing here in Lomography) and has been coming on and off in terms of her affair with clicking the shutter. After drifting off in between digital and analogue, she is currently embarking on a project to make cameras out of scratch and making great prints while he’s on it. It’s like a storytelling session with pinhole cameras and old-school photographs as the main protagonists.

Photos by Souhade Guermache via Pinholistically Yours

Her pursuit of documenting her analogue journey got him reaching out to other fellow enthusiasts to pour work on pinhole cameras to capture interesting subjects on film. Her project Pinholistically Yours revolves around the idea of making pinhole cameras using materials like Nescafe boxes and tin cans and sharing the experience with other people. You can view the complete list of participants here. The project is still looking for like minded people. Guermache said that the final story will be featured on Tumblr and might also be published in a book in the future.

This collective project is a story of pure love for the medium and the amazing things it can produce. Who would have known that a few pieces of cardboard, wood planes or even old cans can bring together people and have them sharing their stories of love for photography?

You can find out more about her project on his website

All information used in this article were sourced from Pinholistically Yours

written by cheeo on 2013-10-04 in #news #analogue-photography #pinhole #guermache


  1. sougue
    sougue ·

    Thanks for the shout out. I just wanted to say that I am a woman not a man. My first name is Souhade an Arabic name that means something like happiness. My family name is Guermache. Anyway... Thank you for the article!

  2. cheeo
    cheeo ·

    sorry about that @sougue. that should fix things. your work and love for pinhole photography is something to be emulated.


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