There is something about this pinhole portrait that I keep coming back to. In many ways I don’t think it is very good, but then somehow I am attracted to it again. It was made a while ago, but I just reworked it. This small, compressed version is not quite like the larger version, but I guess it will have to do.
If nothing else, it is again a good reminder that one does not need an expensive lens or any lens at all to make an expressive portrait. Nor does one necessarily need particularly good light. I certainly did not have it here, and the exposure was hand-held at about a second or so. I used Neopan 1600 film and my 35mm SLR with a pinhole body cap that I wrote about in a post below.
To me, the ‘charm’ of film photography manifests itself more and more in the form of pinhole work. I think it is the perfect antidote to the hyper-sharp, and properly exposed results obtained with digital cameras, which by the way I also treasure in many ways.