August 12th, 2014  |  Filed under Participate!, Photos/Videos/Media

Where do I find the Pinhole Cameras this year?

August 12th, 2014  |  Filed under Participate!, Photos/Videos/Media

Pinhole sampleIt’s not as well known as that one art car that shoots all the fire, or that sculpture that does the thing when you touch it with the lights – but for years the Pinhole Camera group at Burning Man has been producing some of the playa’s finest back-and-white photography, and they’ve developed a following.

For years the group has been based out of Media Mecca, using one of Mecca’s shipping containers as an on-playa dark room.  Putting on gloves, sploshing chemicals – I’m pretty sure some people have gotten it on in there, too, but sadly it wasn’t me.

This year, just in time for Caravansary, the Pinhole Camera group is hitting the road, with an all new home!  Look for the “Desert Darkroom” in Illumination Village – at 2:30 and Esplanade.

Don’t want to go that far?  Look for their work to be displayed in the Center Camp Café as well.

And if you want to make some art yourself?  Oh, they’re ALWAYS willing to train new people.  It’s a surprisingly simple process, and you’ll be helping make great art in no time!

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2 Responses to “Where do I find the Pinhole Cameras this year?”

  1. Jason Chinn Says:

    YES, come play with us. We love meeting new folks and we have a lot going on. Come out and take pictures with us, we make paper negatives that are 40″ x 30″. You can see a bit here:

    We also want help processing the photos. Yes, we have a darkroom with chemistry :)

    See you soon!

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  2. mark Says:

    ‘developed’ a following….

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