Sean’s first impression of pinhole photography:
That was an interesting first session this evening. I’m not used to standing next to a cardboard box but i guess i’ll get used to it. I’m not used to the attention from passers by either and i’m tired from work today. I’ve got some thing in mind to photograph and I think they’re further down the Waterfront. The restaurant Aurora and the restaurant boat would be good. Even the Orwell Bridge, perhaps. I can see a bit of it from my flat. I’m still trying to get my head around how the pinpointed light makes a picture. I get it now. It’s the special stuff in the paper that captures the light and makes a picture.The Orwell Lady sits in still evening waters.
Blog by Sean, photo by Joel.
As part of the PhotoEast Festival 2016 residents of Genesis Housing will be crafting their own pinhole cameras to capture life and work along Ipswich’s Waterfront. In a number of workshops led by professional photographer Tim Mitchell participants will learn how to build a dark room, a pinhole camera, the basics in photography and then go out and take photos for themselves. They will be exhibited alongside Tim Mitchell’s own work and the Ipswich Maritime Trust’s archive photography between 24 May – 25 June 2016. As part of the project, participants, many of whom live with learning difficulties or mental health issues, will record their experiences in a blog housed on the PhotoEast website. This project has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund as well as Ipswich Maritime Trust and Genesis Housing.