Local pinhole photography project: cameras from cans?!

Internationally renowned pinhole photographer Justin Quinnell will be working in residence at Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) this summer on the ‘Sunrise Project’.

The Sunrise Project – Pinhole Photography

Drop into KWMC before the end of March and collect a ready-made pinhole camera or learn how to make your own from an empty can, some tape and a piece of light-sensitive paper.

300 cameras will be placed in gardens and secure positions around Knowle West for a 3 month period. During this time the photographic paper inside the camera will gradually expose, recording the movement of the sun. But what else could it record?

Justin’s residency invites you to think about the passage of time and how it is represented visually: what might have changed in your life by the time your photograph has finished developing? Might you have finished school? Welcomed a new baby?

The cameras will be collected at the end of June to coincide with Summer Solstice. Justin and KWMC hope to scan and edit the images for use in one or more of the following ways: a website archive; a book of photographs; an exhibition.

Getting Involved

If you or your group would like to learn how to make a pinhole camera please contact Justin or drop into Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) on Leinster Avenue.  For any other enquiries please contact KWMC on 0117 903 0444 or visit their website.

Donations of empty drinks cans – particularly Red Bull – would be much appreciated. Please drop them into KWMC.

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