With this body of work I was looking to reduce the photographic process to its basic elements of light, time and subject. I wanted to remove modern technology from the process as much as possible, from the construction of the camera itself, to the developing process and the production of the final image.

By constructing the camera myself using found and recycled materials, I was able to re-engage with the tactile process of traditional and historic image making. The nature of pinhole photography dictates that a comparatively lengthy exposure time is needed, and so the final images impress themselves as fleeting marks on the medium, rather than static structured image making. Movement and multiple exposure, surface abrasion and imperfections are as fundamental to the image as the subject itself.

Subtract Darkness