dimecres, 9 de juliol de 2014

Beginnings

This blog was started to document my experiments with alternative cameras and processing techniques. 

The name of the blog, The Aluminum Eye, refers to the fact that I started out building pinholes for my pinhole cameras out of the aluminum sheet from pie tins. I found I could drill a nice even hole with a mini drill in a pin vise and get a decent result when installed on whatever camera I happen to be building at the time.

The first pinhole camera I built was made of cardboard from a cereal box taped together with electrical tape. This was sometime in late 2008.

This is an example of what I got out of that camera.
As you can imagine, getting anything out of a few pieces of cardboard and a piece of aluminum was exciting in and of itself, and it really got me addicted to building pinhole cameras.