Kikkerland Paper Pinhole Camera #1

My friend the photographer Dean Bradley and I built a Kikkerland paper pinhole camera, a do-it-yourself adventure whose official instructions carried the phrase, “Quite frankly, it’s not so easy to put together.”

Without beer.

And some light cursing.

Nimbly constructed out of perforated heavy-stock paper, double-sided scotch tape and attractive royal-blue electrical tape–plus a single, millimetre-thick copper plate with the pinhole itself–this simple solargraphic device put the fun in fundamentalist obscura.

Let the photographic record bear witness to the fact that we are new to the craft, and that the 35mm negative film–Ilford XP5 ISO 400–was exposed on a breezy day of -2 degrees Celsius.

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