This shot was taken using a pinhole camera made out of a Milo tin.
A pinhole camera is a camera without a glass lens.
The tin is fully blacked out and a pin sized, extremely tiny hole is made.
The shutter of a pinhole camera usually consists of a hand operated flap of some light-proof material to cover and uncover the pinhole so as to not expose the film or paper inside the tin.
Pinhole cameras require much longer exposure times than conventional cameras because of the small aperture; typical exposure times can range from 5 seconds to hours or days.
The film used here is Agfachrome (transparency/positive) RSX II 50 ASA, 120 roll film and is placed inside the Milo tin in complete darkness of course.
The location is the corner of Brunswick & Johnston Streets, Fitzroy, where the Provincial Hotel stands.
Warning: absolutely no Milo was discarded to make this pinhole camera.

oh yeah, please view it large.


aglaia b, camera, film, pinhole, provincial, transparency


  • shapiro
    shapiroabout 6 years ago

    Oh! you blow my mind with these wonderful images! Fantastic Aglaia!Sx

  • something different hey! LOL
    thanks sophie, you’re a darl. xox

    – aglaia b

  • vampibunni
    vampibunniabout 6 years ago

    whao trippy =P love it

  • hahahha, yes it is trippy hey,
    thanks vampibunni.
    you still awake hey? xo

    – aglaia b

  • mhkantor
    mhkantorabout 6 years ago

    wonderful. i like the ghostly transition and feel of motion that’s implied here. also reminds me of
    a sci-fi doomsday time trip movie that i can’t remember the name of. (maybe a couple of them actually.) also like the almost monochromatic nature of it without it actually being monochromatic.. great shot.

  • hey you just made my 4:30am and i’m so glad you had fun with this one as i did too!
    keep on doing what you’re doing cause you R O C K!
    ;-) xox

    – aglaia b

  • deliriousgirl
    deliriousgirlabout 6 years ago

    OHHHHHH JFC What a total genius you are! This is the most freaky and odd photo I’ve ever seen! The little story explanation is so goddamned cooooooool too!

  • a little freak-a-zoid is good yeah! ;-)

    ah but you’re a superfreak

    – aglaia b

  • JenniferB
    JenniferBabout 6 years ago

    OMG, it looks a city that’s tilted and sinking like the Titanic! Fantastic work aglaia! :-) Wha??? 4:30 am? you sleep in tiny little, lustful, creative spurts as well? ;-)

  • ohhhh yes i am a nocturnal creature of the night through and through and love to spurt creatively as often as i can LOL ;-)

    – aglaia b

  • OMG, it looks a city that’s tilted and sinking like the Titanic! Fantastic work aglaia!

    what a great comment LOL
    thank you! xox ;-)

    – aglaia b

  • Maureen Bloesch
    Maureen Bloeschabout 6 years ago

    you’re a rip…no milo harmed….great work…lots of time involved here…!

  • thank you maureen for your comment, i love spending time! ;-) x

    – aglaia b

  • PJ Ryan
    PJ Ryanabout 6 years ago

    this is magical my darling friend

    the effects give a perspective of time and space both rushing and colliding together.

    brilliant work !!


  • who ever thought a milo tin and one piece of film could produce this hey.
    we should get the kids onto it! LOL xxxxx

    – aglaia b

  • Craig Mitchell
    Craig Mitchellabout 6 years ago

    Just brilliant. Quite wicked artifact from the tin but an instantly recognizable streetscape. Beaut muted tones and love the panorama style.

  • this was just one piece of film that was scanned in as is. thank you for you’re lovely comment. ;-)

    – aglaia b

  • Julia  Thomas
    Julia Thomasabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic! I love how you experiment with different processes I’ve always wanted to and never seemed to get around to it but your definitely inspiring me to!!

    P.S I’m from the Milo protection agency and I will be looking into it to make sure that no Milo was harmed or discarded in the making of this picture, teehehe :)

  • so funny, believe me milo is just too yum to throw out, i often eat it straight out of the tin with a spoon, and did you know it’s high in iron! LOL thanks for your comment ;-)

    – aglaia b

  • David Amos
    David Amosabout 6 years ago

    Excellent piece of art!

  • thank you david ;-)

    – aglaia b

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