My main arts practice is building unique fuctioning pinhole cameras. The cameras are generaly made from repourpsed objects, be it books, plastic toys, plumbing.
A pinhole camera does not have a lens at the front like normal cameras do, but have a tiny 'pinhole' in which the light is let in to expose the film inside.
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This camera was made with the help of some of my friends children. The series of photographs I took with this camera explore the playfulness of young children, giving scope to their view of the world.
The Mystery of the Sphinx is made from a 1920's copy of a children's mystery novel found at a local second hand shop. This book made me wonder how many people had looked over the pages of this book over the years, because of this I decided to let the book look back at the readers. I have taken a series of portraits of people with this camera in their favourite place to read.
This camera was made while on a three month arts residency on the remote Maatsuyker Island, 15km off the bottom of the southwest of Tasmania. The camera takes 360 degree photographs on 35mm film. It was made from the waste packaging of the food we ate on the island.
Security Dealers is one of two cameras made whilst on a month long arts residency at 'Elsewhere' in North Carolina, USA. Elsewhere is a arts residency in a university town in the middle of North Carolina. The residency runs on the basis of using objects in their collections to create art works for their museum. for these cameras I decided to let the objects 'spy' on visitors.
This is the second camera made at 'Elsewhere' This was made from a toy train carriage. I tried to keep the camera look untouched as possible by using the rotating wheels as the film winders.