Through a Needled Eye: An Introduction to Pinhole Photography (Section 2)
Day/Time: Sunday, April 23 10:30 AM (90 minutes)
Location: Dark Room WorkshopThere's something otherworldly and out-of-time about photographs
made without a lens, and this workshop will start you down the path
to making your own. We'll sample a variety of images, talk about
the basic relationships to consider when building a camera and
deciding on exposure time, and every participant will construct a
camera from light-tight containers of your choice. We'll set up a
modest darkroom at the Faire, and we'll test, expose, and process
a negative taken with each camera.
Participants may also want to sign up for the cyanotype workshop
in order to make a (blue) print from their negative.
Handouts, tools, and materials and chemistry will all be provided.
Please bring an assortment of light-tight containers to the Faire;
cleaned-up tea, cookie or candy tins, small suitcases, cigar boxes,
or paint cans all work well.
This workshop is also being held Saturday at 10:30 AM>
Eric Theise works in film, photography, printmaking, and the book arts, often dragging techniques, kicking and screaming, from one media to another. His still and moving image work has been exhibited internationally, and, in 2005, he received one of Film Arts Foundation's Fund for Independent Cinema grants to make a 16mm pinhole film. He's been an artist-in-residence at the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco and Anchor Graphics (now part of Columbia College Chicago), and was an affiliate artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Theise holds a Ph.D from Northwestern University in Industrial Engineering/Management Science, and, "back in the day", he was a regular contributor to Wired, Matrix News, and Fringeware Review. At Howard Rheingold's invitation, he served as editor for the Internet section of the Millennium Whole Earth Review. In addition to teaching Design+Technology courses at the SF Art Institute, he teaches antiquated photographic techniques at the San Francisco Center for the Book and co-teaches a mapping class at the California College of the Arts.