Getaways and Home

I posted this on my personal website, It felt too related to the Pinhole Project not to post here. So apologies for the double post but here goes.

As director of the Pinhole Project, I am always looking for new ideas and new cameras with which to make pinhole images for both me and the participants in the project..  Recently, in the past year or so, I have been using two cameras for myself  again and again:  a three hole metal can that is a former Dewar's Scotch container and a smaller squarish can that is a bit bigger than the Altoid tins but has only one hole.  I have been working on two series with these cameras:  the Getaways which are images that I expose from a car or truck during a road trip.  I have made several of these;  and love the way they record the sun trails.  The Home series which I have made with the three hole can, are images made within my studio and just outside of it, usually exposed for at least six weeks.  I have also used a smaller tin and a round tin for these images.  A friend gave me a Solarcan and I made one with that as well.  Since pinhole photography has become something of an obsession with me, I generally have two or three cameras exposing at one time.  When I tire of the look or run out of ideas I will try something different.  In the meantime, I present some of the images to you, first the Getaways and then the Home series.

The Getaways:  All were made from a moving vehicle with the pinhole camera attached either outside the car or on a window facing out.  Exposures are usually about 2 weeks.   The titles are as follows (top to bottom):  To SeikuDoe Bay, WA, To Northern Idaho and Back,  To the Grand Tetons and Back,  The Sunny Arms from the Parking Lot, Oregon Road Trip #1, Top of the World (during haze) , Oregon Road Trip #2.

Home Series Here are four three hole tin images (two on my window sill and two out the windows), one in an ordinary tin in between the windows and the curtains and the last a Solarcan image out the windows.

There are many more.  These are just the most recent.  Thanks for looking and if you would like to be a part of the Pinhole Project, go to  The contact page on this website and send me an email to receive a camera. Donations are always accepted!