Joanna Epstein

I have been addicted to film photography for most of my life, collecting (and using) an ever expanding collection of vintage cameras. I started concentrating primarily on pinhole photography about ten years ago; turning my attention to the simplest cameras I could find, the slowest film speeds and the longest exposures.

   Through pinhole photography, I hope to convey some sense of the passage of time on the landscape, photographing what is seen and what is passing through via the movement of air and light, presenting the ephemeral nature of the world we inhabit. Through long exposures and the fixed focal length of the pinhole, I hope to convey some sense of the passage of time on what might have seemed a permanent fixture on the landscape. Additionally, I hope to convey some sense of the surreal, photographing ordinary scenes, often of forgotten decaying places, yet presenting them not as they are seen with the eye; an amplification of the abandonment of a place and the hidden, inner world of the forgotten.

Joanna Epstein   cheetahtype.blogspot