Artist Statement

This is a series of pinhole photographs taken with a professionally designed camera that enables me to work with roll film. The pinhole image is something that continually reappears in my work. I'm repeatedly drawn back to its unusual way of depicting the world. Working with the pinhole has come to be an exercise in humility, a reminder that ours is not the only way of seeing the world. By placing my camera on the ground and waiting for the four to twenty second exposure to complete, I'm forced to slow down and to look more carefully at the world around me.

All images copyright © 2001-2017 Michael McCarthy, all rights reserved.