His first pinhole camera was made out of the traditional Quaker
oats box. He loved the curves and how the images fell off on the edges. He was
making paper negatives and found them to be more dynamic than the positive
prints. His more successful images were balanced with a small foreground
objects and large background environment. He also played with motion and moved
objects around to create ghost-like images.
He loves to make abstract photos. His current series are
shot with a Holga or TLR on Velmia film. He burns the original positives to
create a surreal, mystical environment. Then he transfers them to wood using
the Acrylic Lift method.
He uses other camera; it depends on what project he is
doing. He has a Holga, several homemade or converted pinholes, 35mm’s, several
vintage cameras, yada yada, etc.
That first experience with the Quaker Oats pinhole was
partly why he switches his major to photography. He is also impressed by the
creativity he see in other pinhole photographers. And he is so glad to be a
part of it all.