We are at the halfway mark for my exhibit at the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts in Portland, Maine. With just two months to go before we de-install the work I decided to take a look back and revisit the process and experiences for producing this body of work along the Kennebec River.
I built the pinhole cameras in batches of 30. For each batch there were six cameras for five different tin can sizes. Going into this project I had no idea what, if any, result I would get from the project; I thought that having five different cameras, I might come away with, at the very least, a variety of angles and imagery. If you look at the work posted on-line, or better yet go to the exhibit in Portland or to any of the satellite exhibits I am holding along the Kennebec River from now to the end of the summer, (Through April 25 at Monkitree in Gardiner, April 2-May 10 in Waterville, dates and locations for Bath & Skowhegan TBA) you will see that I did get a variety of imagery. From the long narrow panorama to the round Tondo shapes, starting out on this project I never imagined the results I was able to produce.