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Project Update: 'Ghost Employees' Pinhole Project

After falling so far behind in this pinhole project, I finally have a handful of new shots to share.

I very well remember that one of the things in my bucket list this year is to resume my pinhole project called Ghost Employees, where I take photos of people (currently my Lomography Manila officemates) at work. I’ve fallen so far behind on this after I ran out of 400 ISO 120 films and kind of lost my drive to shoot (it’s no excuse, I know), but some months ago, I finally decided to just work with what I have and adjust accordingly.

A bunch of Lomography Redscale XR 50 – 200 rolls were all I had at the time, so I just tried leaving the shutter of the Diana Multi-Pinhole Operator open for a bit longer. It was my first attempt to shoot pinhole using redscale film and I was kind of worried that I’ll end up with really dark photos, but the ones I ended up with are pretty okay, I think:

While I think I should have captured more movement and a bit more definition of forms in some of the frames, I like how some of the photos show the big and small things — like desk decorations, LomoWalls, motivational posters, film photos — that we found comforting in a busy, restless place.

See the rest of the photos for “Ghost Employees” so far in this album!

So, what do you think? Also, do you also have a project that you’ve started or resumed this year? I’d like to know your thoughts with a comment below!

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written by plasticpopsicle

4 comments

  1. saidseni

    saidseni

    Uffff... I'm doing a Lomokino videoclip for a music I love but I lost the drive too. I started maybe a year ago?... but I shall end it next year!

    And many other projects that are in my head, still... should write them in a "Notebook of Forgotten Projects"!

    Yours is a nice project, I also like how one can see the things in the office like the computer desktop. And I wish I had a cool job like yours! ;)

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  2. plasticpopsicle

    plasticpopsicle

    @saidseni Thank you so much! Do catch up with your projects, the LomoKino video sounds really nice! I also have an unfinished LomoKino video that should be done last year but... yeah I've fallen behind that too. Crap.

    A "Notebook of Forgotten Project" seems interesting too! Or you can make it "Notebook of Projects to Finish/Not to Forget" instead! :D

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  3. stratski

    stratski

    These are lovely. I like redscale for pinholes. I tend to overexpose pinholes, and redscale can handle that very well.

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  4. plasticpopsicle

    plasticpopsicle

    Thank you so much, @stratski! I think I should give it a go again and expose for longer. I'm usually mindful of how long I leave the shutter open, but I sometimes still lose track of the time! Looks like it's not a problem with redscale films!

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