A while back we had Chris Peregoy as a guest on the Lensless Podcast Show 87, you can listen in all the usual places. https://www.podbean.com/ew/dir-wceyk-8a34fd5 – paste this link into Google.
Chris is the mastermind behind the Pinhole Blender website selling these wonderful pinhole cameras with three pinholes giving blended images across a 120 negative frame of 6×17 – and looks like this.
The centre pinhole will make a standard image on a curved plane but the two side pinholes will make sort of anamorph images stretching across the film plane – it really is bonkers, in a great way.
Chris had a “second” that he sent me in the post along with a neat little anamorphic camera and a magnetic tripod holder and a roll of black tape!
It has taken me a while to finish the first roll of HP5, I really wanted to use this in an urban environment but COVID-19 has gotten in the way and I’ve barely been out of Warboys.
Anyway after a few false starts I loaded her up and finally finished the roll – two shots by the river at a campsite and two in our local church yard.
So what do I think?
Well, I think I have to build a project around this camera, a blended panoramic can result in a very “dreamlike” and surreal image and so I will probably do my usual thing and take it out into the fenland to see how it brings elements in the landscape together.
Mmmmmmm – thanks Chris, another creative tool.