World Pinhole Day Reminded Me of How Much I Miss Instant Film

Today was World Pinhole Day, and I headed over to Dumbo, Brooklyn to meet up with a couple of fine folks to shoot with pinhole cameras. The meetup was organized by Gave Biderman, the guy behind (and a co-worker of mine). Gabe reminded me of how much I miss and love instant film. The photos in the gallery above were shot with a pinhole camera using an instant back: which is totally different from the Hasselblads I’ve used before and the Fujifilm Instax that I reviewed. This camera seemed to be a bit more like the 20×24 camera that I toured, except a bit more pint sized (4×5 Fujifilm at both ISO 100 and ISO 3000. All the film was also expired.)

Either way, I just want to say that every now and then, we need to get out there and try something new to keep our brain fresh and also make sure that stay versatile. So with that said, shut up and screw up! I sure did today!

Show us what you did to celebrate World Pinhole Day in the comments below. If you’ve got a Flickr account, feel free to embed them in the comments. And also remember that we’ve got a contest going on using our Flickr group.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.