Not Open Studios Exeter 2015
It was that As part of Not Open Studio Exeter, an interactive arts festival, I took my newly finished Afghan Box Camera onto the streets. I took in my favourite views of the city and inviting passer-bys to sit (or stand) for a portrait. I hadn’t had chance to test the camera in such bright light, and sure enough it revealed new light leaks that weren’t a problem on some of the grey practice days. These were soon fixed with liberal application of gaffa tape, and by sticking to the smallest aperture the camera offered (f22) I was able to get it working nicely. The camera invited intrigue – ‘Is that a victorian camera?’ ‘How do you see the pictures?’ etc. and having been shown the process people were quickly amazed at how simple it really is.
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Thanks to everyone who sat, and the Stu from NOSE2015 for making it all happen.
Here the paper negs are in their final wash, and I’ve inverted the image so you can see the picture. pic.twitter.com/r30rFJvEOF
— Sam White (@LightplaySam) May 16, 2015
Show your working..
Below are a few examples of technically bad but visually good images.. happy accidents, in other words..
To see more about how the camera was made, see below :