Artist Statement

This is a series of photographs made with hand made pinhole cameras. These images are from two different large scale cameras in which I use paper negatives of 20 x 24" and 10 x 24" size. Pinhole work has fascinated me for some fifteen years. The quality, clearly, is not so finely detailed as it is with professional 35 mm cameras but I feel the pinhole look--which comes from long exposures of a minute or more as well as the strange way in which space is often depicted--gives a powerful quality to the images.

All images copyright © 2001-2012 Michael McCarthy, all rights reserved.


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