A DIY Guide.
By Chris Keeney.
Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 2011. 144 pp., 35 color and 175 black & white illustrations, 5½x8½".
There can be so much more to taking a picture than pressing a button, and the quirky, time-bending results of the pinhole camera will surely show your extended effort. In the age of digital everything, the counter-intuitiveness of the pinhole makes it a fun D.I.Y. art form that is gaining new audiences everyday. Constructed out of oatmeal canisters, mint tins, or even a toilet paper roll, a future pinhole is likely sitting under your sink or in your pantry right now.
Author Chris Keeney's expertise as both photographer and professor provides a welcome blend of instruction and example. A gallery of pinhole pictures is included, proving that these simple cameras take some serious shots, and some funny ones too. Inexpensive, mistake-welcoming, and unconventional, Pinhole Cameras is a fun, new take on photography. Great for all levels of photographers and craftmakers from the novice student to the practiced hobbyist and anyone else interested in the do-it-yourself movement.