Pinhole self Portrait

Paint can camera with photo paper as film.

Photographer:
akula
Uploaded:
2014-02-22
Tags:
can kpu paint pinhole
Camera:
Paint Can
Film:
Photo Paper
City:
Surrey
Country:
Canada
Albums:
Pinhole Self Portrait

17 Comments

  1. red_constructor
    red_constructor ·

    nice album!!

  2. paulus74
    paulus74 ·

    Awesome photos!!

  3. sandravo
    sandravo ·

    What paper did you use? Looks nice.

  4. akula
    akula ·

    @sandravo I used Ilford Multigrade RC deluxe pearl photo paper - half a sheet of 8"x10"

  5. sandravo
    sandravo ·

    Ok, you used normal photographic paper, captured a negative image and inverted digitally. Did you ever give it a go with positive paper?

  6. akula
    akula ·

    @sandravo I did make several positive versions of the prints. The positive was made by placing the paper negative from the pinhole camera face down on a unexposed photo paper in the darkroom. Glass was placed on top to keep them pressed together. The enlarger was set at f/5.6 and exposed for 12 seconds. I did not know positive photo paper even existed - I looked it up - "Harman Direct Positive Paper" - I will have to give this try - very intriguing. - thanks for the comment and pointing me in a new direction.

  7. sandravo
    sandravo ·

    Wow! I never would have guessed you could use a paper print as a negative for contact printing! That is impressive and looks way more fun then scanning and digitally inverting!

    I was so hoping you had already used paper positive paper. My next question was going to be: which paper did you use and where did you find it?! I've been thinking about that for a while, but the only thing i can find is the same Harman positive, which looks both expensive and hard to come by.

    Now it loos like I will give your method a try first!

  8. allanbendiksen
    allanbendiksen ·

    Great. 1 and 3 are really good.

  9. yyyhorn
    yyyhorn ·

    great shots!

  10. bomboniera
    bomboniera ·

    awesome!

  11. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Cool series. You look like Harrison Ford in this one :)

  12. koduckgirl
    koduckgirl ·

    These are impressive and really great!!!!! Very cool idea you also look like Patrick mcgoohan from the Prisoner thanx for the recent likes too

  13. pangmark
    pangmark ·

    Dramatic album. Love it! Stanley Kubrick eat yer heart out!

  14. pangmark
    pangmark ·

    Dramatic album. Love it! Stanley Kubrick eat yer heart out!

  15. mapix
    mapix ·

    really great!!!

  16. sadiestoker
    sadiestoker ·

    this album really wow me....completely !

  17. b2377
    b2377 ·

    So surreal

More photos by akula