Pinhole Window View

Graduation project 2010

In an age dominated by digital photography, I have returned to the origins of the image. Pinhole Window View expands the pinhole principle to encompass an entire room and its contents, with a tiny hole in the window forming the only light source. Light-sensitive emulsion was painted onto a piece of natural fibre textile at the back as well as some furniture and then ‘developed’ in the same way as a regular photograph. Captured in the emulsion are ghostly cityscapes and stark silhouettes of tables and chairs in an interplay between the interior and exterior surroundings. “To suggest a moment which has passed and to make it tangible.”

Text credits to Annemarie Hoeve

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Detail
image of the view with silhouettes
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Detail of cotton/linnen fabric
fabric with lightsensitive emulsion
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