“My image is a historical fountain that is very unique because of its age, shape and texture. This fountain sits in the middle of a cobblestone street in downtown Richmond Virginia. It should be on every visitor’s list.”
“My camera is handmade wooden box with a Polaroid shutter lens,a Graflex 4×5 film holder and a cable release. My exposure was 20 seconds with Ilford black & white.”
Copyright 2018 James Draper Jr All rights reserved.
It’s that time of year again……. Worldwide Pinhole Day.
Worldwide Pinhole Day allows photographers and enthusiasts to display their photos taken on the last Sunday of April using a pinhole camera. This international event has been celebrated since 2001.
Currently there are 843 photos taken from around the world. This year I entered the photo entitled “Chesapeake & Ohio”.
Copyright 2017 James Draper Jr All rights reserved
This old restored locomotive caught my attention as I visited the Science Museum of Virginia. With so much detail, I chose to highlight the wheels.
This camera is a recycled jewelry box, modified to accept 5×7 film holders. A pinhole is mounted inside an old Graflex lens. My exposure was 20 seconds, controlled by a cable.
Take a moment to look at all the unique entries this year:
Worldwide Pinhole Day 2017
Please take a moment to view the article regarding my resent visit to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA. I had the opportunity to show my pinhole camera made out of Legos to local visitors of the garden’s Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks exhibit.
View the article – http://www.lewisginter.org/pinhole-photos-nature-connects/
Everyone knows pinhole photography is a passion of mine. Each year I look forward to capturing a unique angle using a camera I created.
The international event titled “Worldwide Pinhole Day” allows photographers and enthusiasts to display their photos taken on the last Sunday of April.
For this pinhole day entry, my selection was these bikes and parts of bikes all welded on a steel pyramid. The entire structure was about 25 feet tall and was spray painted silver.
My pinhole camera was custom-made to use 4×5 film holders loaded with photo paper. The pinhole was mounted inside an old shutter and controlled by the cable release.
View other photographer’s entry’s here: http://pinholeday.org/gallery/2016/
Come out and join me as I provide a lecture to the students, faculty, staff and guests of the New College Institute in Martinsville, Virginia
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
12:00PM – 1:30PM