28 March 2011

*UPDATE: Unfortunately all 5 pinhole cameras were removed while I was away in France, so I was unable to capture any images from the cameras.

Ive made 5 pinhole cameras from beer cans and attached them to locations at the canal (near the Rally park), in Leicester.  These ‘cameras’ contain photo paper which will capture an image (long exposure photograph), of all the activity at the canal between Sat 26 March – Sat 30 April. Take a look at Justin Quinnell’s website– he truly is the godfather when it comes to long exposure pinhole photography, some of his work has used pinhole to capture 6 month duration images.

As I will not be in Leicester to feed the pigeons (as part of Project Pigeon Watch), during April, this is one way to see what Ive missed.  Fingers crossed the cameras will survive until I return!

Lucy Stevens is an artist whose environmental soundscapes and visual art investigates the relationship between humanity and nature.

2 comments on “Canal cams

  1. I am planning on doing a coloring book about pigeons during the war and hope to pruduce a move about G.I. Joe one of the 25 pigeons awarded with honors for saving lives.
    This will happen as soon as I receive some $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ I am expecting

  2. That’s a mold-breaker. Great thinknig!

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