From what he told us in our last interview, photographer Marcio Faustino really loves pinhole photography. Very recently, he decided to try something much different from the various images of landscapes that seem to dominate the pinhole community. What he did was put the 6×6 camera in a shopping cart as he went through the grocery and captured the scene as it unfolded. The result is an awesome long exposure.
Phoblographer: What made you want to do this setup?
Marcio: I was inspired by a photograph I have seen somewhere in the web (I don’t remember by who, unfortunately). It was a colour photograph of a long exposure with the camera under a Supermarket car pointed forwards, showing the front of the car and its wheels in movement. It was also a pinhole photograph.
One day I was in a supermarket after spend the afternoon photographing the streets and doing some self portraits, so I decided to make a self-portrait in the supermarket using a supermarket car as well. But this time with the camera in the the car, facing me and my groceries.
Phoblographer: Tell us about the gear used?
Marcio: The camera is called RealitySosubtle 6×6. It is a medium format ultra wide pinhole camera, with an angle of view of 108 degrees, that I bought from a camera maker in France. I like very much this camera because it is very compact, easy to carry in my jacket pocket. Not only easy carry but to install anywhere without calling much attention.
Phoblographer: So you’re pulling the cart the entire time?
Marcio: Yes, I just kept pulling the cart around the supermarket. The supermarket wasn’t very big but it was very quiet.
Phoblographer: How long was the exposure and what was the aperture?
Marcio: It is an F/137 pinhole camera. I used Fomapan 400, exposed as ISO 320 to do this shot. I like Fomapan 400 because it has a shorter reciprocity failure compared to most film negatives. The exposure time was 2 minutes about.