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FLEETING

This series of photographs is a reflection of my fascination with the pinhole camera. While working on this series of portraits and self-portraits I tried to capture the essence of what the pinhole camera is and what it can do. I was amazed that I could make a camera from something as simple as a Quaker Oats box. I love that I controlled the size of the aperture when creating the pinhole. I realized after first using the pinhole that the only variable I had complete control over was the exposure time. Rather than try and make each photograph perfect, I embraced the serendipitous nature of the camera. Each photograph in the series is an experiment of long exposure and movement. I approached each picture with an idea of movement and then let go of the control to see what would happen. The result is a series of photographs that highlight fleeting moments and expresses the transience of humanity.

 

Completed November 2016