At last the cameravan came on television:
Here is a photoshopped combination of two pictures + an imaginary screen inside the cameravan:
Just to give you an impression: This is pretty much what it will look like inside the cameravan when it is finished. A little more tidying will probably be done.
In addition I will make a movable screen that is smaller and can be used for other types of photography.
Before I started to rib the camper from it’s inventary, I asked my pupils to make some photos with the theme “Camping life”. The results are here:
Around year 2000 I found a postcard from my hometown Honningsvåg taken 1951, three years before my birth. How cool wouldn’t it be to take a picture from the same spot, exactly fifty years after. So I did find the spot where the photographer must have stood back in 1951, and in 2001 i took a picture from the same spot:
First the original postcard:
Then my picture from 2001:
I have not published this before, in fact I had forgotten it, but today I came across the old postcard on a facebook link, and then I thought I had to publish it.
… and almost ready for painting.
Today I took out the kitchen bench and the other remains of the old camper. Now there is only an empty space left, except for a few sofas and some cupboards on the walls. And a mirror of course, you’ll need one when you’re getting photographed. (In reality I did not manage to get it off the wall, so I just left it)
Towards the rear (driving direction) of the camera
Towards the front (driving direction) of the camera
The image screen, made of paper just for testing and demonstrations.
The “lens” side of the cameravan is on the right side, and the same side as the door. Screen/film side is on the left side. Cameravise that should mean front versus back, but trailervise it is right and left 🙂
The plan now is to do some small work to cover all light leaks. The roller curtains wan’t let any light through, so I just need to make some light traps around them. A little work to lightproof the skylights is also needed. Then there is some painting to be done. The camera has to be black inside, all over.
This is the very first image projection inside the camera (camper). I put up a large paper screen on the wall, and have made a small hole on the opposite wall. The image was captured with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 digital camera, 4 seconds exposure at f.4, iso 6400. Lens Panasonic 7-14mm. Digicam placed a little below the hole inside the pinhole camera.
The aperture opening of the pinhole camera is approx f:200, distance between hole and screen a little more than two meters. It seems to work out pretty well this far. Now I need to clean up a little, cover every small light leak, paint it black inside and make a more permanent image screen inside.
After some years with very low activity from my side with pinhole photography, the last year I have “awakened” and am now posting images at my flickr site (and they do of course appear in the pinhole gallery at this site) as soon as they get developed. Amongst the undeveloped films I found a box containing 10 negatives, that I don’t remember when I took. Exiting stuff. I will develop them very soon, maybe already tonight.
At the same time I am preparing a Pinhole workshop in Tromsø. The workshop will be held at Tromsø Fotoklubb’s (Tromsø Photographic Society) facilities during a weekend in the end of April next year.
I am also working on a really exciting project: converting a camper into a giant pinhole camera. I got this camper a week and a half ago, and have already got out all the stuff I need to get rid of.