For my first published image of 2018 I was pretty determined to make it a pinhole photograph. I thought it would be appropriate to think simple, get back to basics, and just focus for a moment and the simplest, and in a way, most challenging form of photography there is.
A few months back I bought a Zero Image Pinhole Camera from a local camera dealer here in Portland. These are one of those cameras that I long had a hard to justifying spending the money on. After all, building a pinhole camera that can run through medium format film is not really a difficult thing. However, holding one of these lovely little boxes in your hand just feels really nice. They remind me of a good finely crafted pocket knife. Super simple, yet one of those things that can just last forever and you know you'll get a lot of great use out of it.
The photograph here came out a little bit under-exposed, but I tend to like my pinhole photographs that way. Some mystery and a bit of a moody tone is nice in such case. I think the overall exposure was about ten seconds long on a very dark and overcast day. In fact, it was even raining a little bit.