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July 13, 2012 / Aware of the Void

Pinhole Self Portrait Assisted by Dog

Pinhole Self Assisted by Dog

I finally managed to use a couple of sheets of my Harmen direct positive paper last week.

I took a light reading in my back garden and a one minute exposure looked to be about right. I opted for a quick self portrait just to see how the paper worked and about 30 seconds into the exposure my dog took an interest in the Pinhole camera. She gave it a little bump and shifted it slightly. I am not sure if the result was in line with her “artistic intent” but I liked it.

I added an Ilford multigrade filter to the Pinhole to try and control contrast a bit and it seems to have worked. I think I may prefer the other worldly look that I get from making paper negatives but I have a whole pack of this stuff to get through so I will give it a fair trail.

I may not take Poppy on as a full time assistant but I enjoyed our collaboration on this project.

Camera:Homemade Pinhole
Paper: Harmen Direct Postive Paper at 3 ISO
Filter: Ilford Multigrade 0 Filter (Yellow)
Pinhole:0.6mm
Focal Length:103mm(ish)
Aperture:f172
Exposure:1min
Dev: Ilford Multigrade
Scan:Epson V330

It's All Wrong - Direct Positive
Camera:Homemade Pinhole
Paper: Harmen Direct Postive Paper at 3 ISO
Filter: Ilford Multigrade 0 Filter (Yellow)
Pinhole:0.6mm
Focal Length:103mm(ish)
Aperture:f172
Exposure:45min
Dev: Ilford Multigrade
Scan:Epson V330

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  1. drawandshoot / Jul 13 2012 1:46 pm

    Great portrait!

  2. marinachetner / Jul 15 2012 12:54 am

    A doggone blur!

  3. steviegill / Jul 17 2012 12:54 pm

    Very cool. The dog has got talent!

    • Aware of the Void / Jul 17 2012 5:04 pm

      Yep, if only she would use her powers for good the world might be a better place.

  4. kathryningrid / Jul 22 2012 11:00 pm

    Poppy is inspiring! I admire her dogged devotion to her art.

    • Aware of the Void / Jul 23 2012 5:35 am

      She is something alright, I left the door to my darkroom open yesterday when I went out to get a scissors and when I came back 2 minutes later she was drinking my stop bath……

    • Photobooth Journal / Nov 3 2012 8:49 pm

      Me too.

  5. Susie / Jul 29 2012 9:17 am

    I suspect that Poppy very deliberately employed her not insignificant artistic imagination in this her most recent creative endeavour, and that given the favourable outcome, is most hopeful of a future collaboration… 🙂
    Susie

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