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Pinhole Travels: Rhode Island, Virginia, Ohio, Illinois & Minnesota

I was living in Newport, Rhode Island, four years ago when I loaded up a 35mm Vivitar pinhole camera and shot the entire roll around the house. This photo of Truman in the kitchen is from that first roll. The camera is fun and easy to use, I’ve just got so many cameras loaded at the same time!

Truman in the kitchen, Newport, RI
Truman in the kitchen, Newport, RI

The second roll was half exposed when I put the camera on the shelf soon after. I decided to dust it off and finish the roll for this year’s Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. Sadly, because of Wendell’s retirement and our relocation to Minnesota, I didn’t finish the roll in time to upload anything to the WPPD website. But this is MY website, so better late than never!

The roll starts in Newport, Rhode Island, in 2010, and comes to an end in South St. Paul, Minnesota, in 2014.

All of the photos from this roll are on Flickr in the Vivitar Pinhole Camera No. 2 album. There are a few more photos from Ohio, and three from the backyard in Arlington, Virginia, so technically the roll covers five states! Also, I wrote a brief blog post about last year’s Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, as well as WPPD 2012.

If you’re interested in the camera, I bought it from Foto Fourteen’s Etsy shop.





Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2013: The Results Are In

April 28th was Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2013. I loaded up my MintyCam with 35mm film and my Zero Image with 120 film and headed out the door.

Pinhole photography is difficult, despite the simplicity of the cameras. At least I struggle with it.

My first attempt at pinhole photography was during an alternative photo processes class at the Smithsonian. I used a Quaker Oats container and photo paper. The results weren’t very good. And that’s when I actually GOT results!

I built a matchbox pinhole camera a few years ago and was thrilled to get ANY images on the film.


Not to be deterred, I came across the website of Chris Keeney. He’s a great resource for all things pinhole, including the MintyCam, a pinhole camera made from an Altoids tin.

I bought a MintyCam from Chris and ran a roll through it for last year’s Worldwide Pinhole Day. Success! To see the entire roll from last year’s Pinhole Day, check out my Flickr set WPPD 2012.

The pressure was on for this year. I’m happy to say that both the Zero Image AND the MIntyCam came through with flying colors!

 All of the photos from Pinhole Day 2013 are in my Flickr set WPPD 2013. Take a peek and let me know what you think.

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2012

Pinhole triptych

This was the first year I’ve participated in Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, which happened on April 29, 2012.  Just to be on the safe side (and because I’ve had limited luck with cameras I’ve made myself) I used a MintyCam, an empty Altoids tin reborn as a fantastic little 35mm pinhole camera. I bought my MintyCam from Chris Keeney, a very cool guy who makes very cool photographs, and not just with pinhole cameras.

If you have a chance, I highly recommend taking a peek at all the great pinhole photos submitted to the WPPD website from all over the world.