ForeverSouls, Michael & J Hensdill > October 2008 - Featured Pinhole Photographers

Monday, November 3, 2008

As a photojournalist I spend my time looking for fractions of seconds that when combined with the right light and the correct framing tell a story and capture the essence of a moment in someone’s life. Everything is digital. Everything is quick. Photography has become computerized and negatives have been replaced by pixels. The darkroom replaced by the laptop.

Working with the pinhole blender camera is like being inside that refrigerator box once again. The images I make with the blender surprise me and allow the wonder of photography to return. The camera requires light to paint upon the film’s surface for seconds or even minutes which seems to melt the moments into a single frame. There is little to no precision required as the camera inverts and bends the subject matters, weaving color and shapes back into themselves, creating the essence of the scene instead of its exact reproduction.

All the blender images here were made with Chris Peregoy’s Original 120 Pinhole Blender camera

CK → I always admired how this photographic couple celebrated their life together through photography. They both would create and post images to a Flickr photostream called Foreversouls. They just didn't post pinhole images, but other photos that documented their lives as husband, wife, parent and professional. About a year ago I remember seeing some of Micheal's pinhole blender shots and thinking they were quite unique. I liked how many of Micheal's pinscapes would tell a story as one image blended into another.

Title: The Show Must Go On
Pinhole Blender 120 // Pinscape

Title: MAGZ
Pinhole Blender 120 // Pinscape

Title: No Diving
Pinhole Blender 120 // Pinscape

Title: Pinscpae Lovers
Pinhole Blender 120 // Pinscape

Title: Pinscape Faces
Pinhole Blender 120 // Pinscape

Title: Pinhole Bus
Zero Image 6x6 Pinhole

Title: pinscape beachscapes
Pinhole Blender 120 // Pinscape

Title: Self Closed
Zero Image 6x6 Pinhole

Title: Pinhole Flower
Zero Image 6x6 Pinhole

All photos © 2008 Michael & J Hensdill and Reproduced by Permission


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