In Camera Lumens A simple camera, a cardboard box with a biconvex lens, was used to make these images. Thirty minute exposures were made on old black and white photographic paper, no chemical processing, scanned then inverted and adjusted in Photoshop. The origin of the colors is the way scanner light is reflected from the exposed paper surface.
Terrain…the Owens Valley 2020, being what it was, had me staying close to my home in the Owens Valley of California. I own many nice cameras but chose to make one out of a cardboard box, two old film holders, and a thrown away lens. The camera creates two photographs, side by side, at the same time. With this I documented the local terrain as diptychs on old photographic paper.
I have been making and shooting pinhole cameras for many years. Following the ‘terrain theme’ these images were made with a coffee can camera on old photographic paper. Water and its movement has been an issue in the Owens Valley for centuries. These images were made with the camera placed at close to ground level aimed at one of the canals.
'Cyanonegative' is what I call these. Paper is coated with cyanotype chemistry then exposed in camera for about 90 minutes in full sun. The negative image is scanned then inverted and adjusted in Photoshop.