05
Jun
10

Pinhole at the Horse Hospital

 

Visiting

Back from a great and tiring day in town being inspired.

Went to the Horse Hospital in Russel square for there first ever photography festival still-in-motion thats running this weekend. The festival was showing works using the Pinhole method, using various cameras and d.i.y equiptment.
Managed to catch a few of the artists give a great talk about their work. Really inspired by a photographer called gina glover. She trained as a painter, but got into photography through having a traumatic mental health problem when she took a malaria tablet in the late 80s.
I tried to find somewhere there who could help me with an old folding camera box, and tell me how to make into a pinhole box, but everyone was as clueless as me.

Ended up at the Tate Modern as i was heading back via Waterloo anyway. Went to the \’Exposure\’ exhibition as am a member, so get in for free.
Found it a mixed bag, although great at showing how cameras have created paranoia, celebrity and voyeurism, not all the photographs were imo with enough merit to have a place in the exhibition. Not all photos should have a beauty, but something that conveys an idea or emotion a the least. It made me optimistic and want to keep taking my own photographs. I also questioned if someone would need to know the skill of taking a photograph? I have yet still to decide to train in this field, or remain clueless for that ‘hope for the best’ outlook.

Spent a stupid amount on a flash cube for my one step/Polaroid 100 green button camera. It was only until i had walked away that i read the flash will only last 10 shots, and when i have only a few pennies in my bank, £16.99 was a bit much me thinks!

listening to- great lake swimmers

watching – Nan Goldin’s projected photo series at the tate

Drinking – Soy and green and blacks ‘shake.

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1 Response to “Pinhole at the Horse Hospital”


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