Some people look at art and say, “Well I could do that!” and the answer back is always, “Yes indeed, and an artist is the person who actually does it”. So too, photographer Nancy Breslin has shown how the simplest of devices, a pinhole camera, can produce powerful images rich with interpretation. Notable among her extensive work is her project Squaremeals: A Pinhole Diary of Eating Out which consists of thousands of pinhole photographs of her restaurant meals, all shot on film in a Zero 2000 pinhole camera. The tiny aperture of this camera (f/138) requires relatively long exposures (seconds outside, minutes to hours inside). Meals are a perfect subject due to the combination of movement (people, glassware) and stillness (the room itself).
tmax 400 film, zero 2000 pinhole camera
Pinhole cameras, sometimes called camera obscura, have become popular again because of the astonishing images they capture and because they remind us of how our fascination with the screen all started. Want to learn more?
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Tagged art, camera obscura, DC Film Office, DC Independent Film Festival, film, filmmaking, howard university, humanitiesDC, images, iPhone, photography, photos, pinhole, video, washington dc
What do you do with an extra rogue Facebook page? Well what we did was to perform the act in the Ste. Louis #1 Cemetery at New Orleans on Halloween evening. With a Zombie wedding happening a few rows over and N. Cage’s odd pyramid tomb a few feet away we set the scene then after dark we used fire to purify the network dimension more or less forever of the page “Dcindie Filmfest.” Join as as we “Zombie the Facebook”
It’s still out there, shuffling around in a sort of half-life: a zombie Facebook page.
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Tagged 2012, cemetery, cinema, DCIFF, easy rider, film festival, hoarding, indie film, legacy, new orleans, nicolas cage, organizing, production, slimming down, video, washington dc, website, zombie