When I was a kid I dreamed of making a pinhole camera. I just always assumed that it'd be too hard so I never tried.
Then recently I saw an exhibition of Miroslav Tichy's and was completely blown away. This man made his own cameras out of things like cardboard boxes, rubber bands and bottle caps. His lenses he polished with toothpaste. Amazing. This of course made me start feeling the pinhole itch again. THEN I heard that today is the 10th Anniversary of Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, and I just knew that my time had come!
I found this EXCELLENT tutorial on making a pinhole from a matchbox and I took a deep breath and did it!
It was super easy and ridiculously fun!
Though we're having a rainy and dreary Brooklyn afternoon, I took my creation to the park and had the time of my life. Then I came home and developed my film and... well, all my images were overexposed and messy but I did manage to save a few:
Anyway, I am not disappointed in the least, I had a complete ball of a day and now I'll know better about exposure time when I go out with my pinhole friend again.
Hooray for Worldwide Pinhole Day!