“Family”, © Paulo Aldi, Italy. Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2001
“Lost Dreams Found”, © Elaine McKay, USA. Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2011
“In Leaf”, © John Marriage, UK. Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2008
“Forest Trees”, © Wilson Hurst, USA. Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2011
WPPD is an international event created to promote and celebrate pinhole photography. On this unique day, people throughout the world are encouraged to take some time to participate in the simple act of making a pinhole photograph, to share their visions and help spread the unusual beauty of this historical photographic process.
Pinhole photography allows you to make a photograph that requires only a light-tight container (box, can,…) with a tiny hole in one side (as a camera) and any photo-sensitive surface in it. You can adapt an existing camera, or make the camera yourself . The experience of image-making becomes a little more special when created with your own hand-made camera.
With your own camera, infinite depth-of-field, skewed perspectives, and slower exposures, you may ultimately become more creative and more selective about what you choose to photograph. Magical things happen in pinhole photography…