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OBSCURA BOOK / PINHOLE LIGHT SCULPTURES
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Pinhole Light Sculptures

The central element of OBSCURA Book on analogue pinhole photography are its 11 chapters, which will be visually interpreted by participating photographers. For each chapter, we are looking for 11 photographs. 

In order to give these photo submissions the right frame, we developed a visual poetry that uses the special features of a pinhole camera, but doesn't pre-determine the character of the chapters. 
So, we experimented with light photography to approach the "personalities" of a number of different light sources and stumbled over something very exciting: From reading lamps to Christmas lights, fireworks, cell phone displayse to bike head lights and neon tubes, the different sources of artificial light each have their very own character. A character that's usually hidden from both the human eye and the camera lense, but that the pinhole camera is able to capture. So why do we call these pictures light "sculptures"? Well, experimenting and exploring space with the different light sources simply felt very much like sculpting!
               pinhole light sculpture - ceiling lamp
              
Zeroimage / 3200 ISO / about 25 s / Ilford
pinhole light sculpture - fireworks
Zeroimage / 3200 ISO / about 15 s / Ilford
pinhole light sculpture - christmas light
Zeroimage / 3200 ISO / about 25 s / Ilford

pinhole light sculpture - a neon tube
Zeroimage / 3200 ISO / about 40 s / Ilford
pinhole light sculpture - bike head lights
Zeroimage / 3200 ISO / about 40 s / Ilford

pinhole light sculpture - a door ajar
Zeroimage / 3200 ISO / about 25 s / Ilford

pinhole light sculpture - christmas lights
Zeroimage / 3200 ISO / about 30 s / Ilford

pinhole light sculpture - neon tube
Zeroimage / 3200 ISO / about 40 s / Ilford

pinhole light sculpture - a sparkler
Zeroimage / 3200 ISO / about 40 s / Ilford
pinhole light sculpture - a sparkler
Zeroimage / 3200 ISO / about 40 s / Ilford
pinhole light sculpture - mobile phone displays
Zeroimage / 3200 ISO / about 45 s / Ilford