I have been following the work of fellow photographer James Guerin for some time now. James, originally from Limerick now living in France specialises in Pinhole photography and also builds pinhole cameras. If you don’t know already, pinhole photography is basically photography without a lens, the image is captured on the film by light passing through a tiny aperture on the front of the camera about the size of a pinhole. Inspired by James’ mastery of the art of the pinhole I was thinking of purchasing one of is lens-less camera creations for quite a while. When I heard James was in the market for a Pentacon Six camera (which I happened to have gathering dust on the shelf) I took the opportunity to do a swap.
James traded me two cameras for the Pentacon, one 6x6 and one 6x9 medium format camera. I’ve put a few rolls through them so far with mixed results through no fault of the cameras. I had a few light leak issues, obviously from not tightening the back enough. I also under/over estimated the exposure times on some of the images. But I don’t mind, its all part of trying out new cameras and techniques.