Alternative Cameras and Prints

I’ve been making experimental cameras and teaching related workshops and courses  for almost three decades. During the past couple of years I have conducted camera building workshops at Penland School of Crafts, Indiana University, the Regional SPE at WMU,  Bowling Green State University, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, and Western Michigan University.  For 2015,  Laura Beth Konopinski and I  will be offering a two-week experimental camera workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, June 28 – July 11.
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Super wide angle

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All the prints included in this section were made from  4×5 wide angle cameras that utilized hybrid combinations of  pinhole and plastic lenses.

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4x5 Camera with "Hands of Gold, Heart of Stone" diorama in the background

4×5 Camera with “Hands of Gold, Heart of Stone” diorama in the background

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"Hands of Gold, Heart of Stone"  Pinhole C-Print, 2008

“Hands of Gold, Heart of Stone”
Pinhole C-Print, 2008

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"Hands of Gold, Heart of Stone" Diorama   2008

“Hands of Gold, Heart of Stone” Diorama 2008

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120 Camera with rubber band shutter,  2012

w/rubber band shutter

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"Disarmed" 2008, Pinhole C-Print

“Disarmed” 2008, Pinhole C-Print

"Disarmed" Diorama

“Disarmed” Diorama

 

Camera and light set up with "Disarmed" diorama

Camera and light set up with “Disarmed” diorama

120 Roll Film     2003

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medium format camera with curved film plane for greater image distortion

medium format camera with curved film plane for greater image distortion

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Interior of 120 camera loaded with film

Interior of 120 camera loaded with film

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"The French Kiss" set-up w/ mouth attachment for pinhole camera

“The French Kiss” set-up w/ mouth attachment for pinhole camera

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The exterior view of the second mouth for "The French Kiss"

The exterior view of the second mouth for “The French Kiss”

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4x5 Camera attachment for "The French Kiss"; interior mouth

4×5 Camera attachment for “The French Kiss”; interior mouth

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"The French Kiss" 2006

“The French Kiss” 2006

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multi lens

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"A Mother's Love" Diorama

“A Mother’s Love” Diorama

"A Mother's Love" 2007

“A Mother’s Love” 2007

 

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120 w shutter

 

Medium format roll film camera 2011

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the 37 parts that make up a 120 roll film camera

the 37 parts that make up a 120 roll film camera

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"Honeymouth" 2006

“Honeymouth” 2006

 

35mm stereo pinhole camera and test images

35mm stereo pinhole camera and test images

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Stereo Camera w/ test image and stereo viewer, 2012

Stereo Camera w/ test image and stereo viewer, 2012

 4x5 Camera test w/ "Topsy's Turvey" Diorama

4×5 Camera test w/ “Topsy’s Turvey” Diorama

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