The Wabi-Sabi in analog photography

• Workshop June 13, 2020  •  ROJI Japanese Gardens,


Camera Obscura – Pinhole Cameras – construction, photography, developing!


A pinhole camera: the original form of photography, a light-proof box, a hole, and a piece of photographic paper or film. Each pinhole camera has its own aperture value, which is dependent on two variables: the diameter of the can and the diameter of the hole. The aperture determines the exposure time, which in turn depends on the photo or film material and the weather outside. Want to learn more? Then come to my workshop!
It will take place as part of my one-month artist-in-residence in the country. In May / June I am a guest at ROJI - Japanese Gardens and I live there in the workshop directly in the garden!

It's easy to tinker your own personal pinhole camera, you just need a light-tight box (tea, coffee, spice cans, peppermint, cookie, film boxes …), a hole and some photo paper or film. A little knowledge about light, apertures and time and then: go! Outside! Shoot anything … sky, tree, house, street, lake, meadows, selfie … and then we'll develop them all in eco soup made from coffee, vitamin c and washing soda.

Let the magic happen ;-) No previous knowledge required.

To bring: nothing / collected cans (they must have a removable / screwable cover to insert the photo material.). But we have enough cans for everyone! We supply: cans and boxes, laser-drilled holes, all materials for tinkering / photo material, coffee, tea, water, snacks. Knowledge, tricks and lots of fun!

Time: 12 am to 6 pm., Costs: 60 euros

ROJI Japanese Gardens is located approx. 70 km from Berlin, near Neustadt / Dosse, in Dreetz / Bartschendorf. It is not that easy to get there… more info here!

Limited to 6 participants. Apply here: X


Cans, drill, file, aluminium foil, needle, black paint for the interior, a bunch of formulas for optimal exposure time, crazy tricks …
Negative film, digitized, inverted, Positive paper, Negativ paper, contact print ... there are many ways to obtain a beautiful picture!