Instead of waiting for minutes and hours to make an exposure using a pinhole camera, it took Guilllame Zuili more or less a second to expose the photos you are about to see.
If you’ve ever wondered about what you can do when you load a high-speed film into a pinhole camera, French-born Los Angeles-based photographer Guillame Zuili holds the answer. In his photo series entitled LA Fragments, we see people caught in mid-stride and zooming cars in motion blur aside from stationary subjects. Amazingly, these are pinhole photographs, which he took by loading a pinhole camera with a modern high-speed film. Normally, it takes several minutes in bright daylight to a few hours in dim or indoor conditions to expose a pinhole photograph, but the high film speed (ISO) allowed Zuili to take snapshots on sunny day. The hybrid results show the grainy, soft-focus quality that is typical in pinhole photos, but with captured movement and slight motion blur usually seen in snapshot photos.
Guillame Zuili has more of these intriguing pinhole snaps in his website, where you will also find a story he made for this series!