Well here is another pinhole photo of a model skeleton taken yesterday at work. Sometimes when I have an idle moment….. which is of course a relative statement…… I play around with the students and make mad little cameras out of scraps of wood or old cardboard boxes or whatever is around just to amuse myself….. it’s one of the best ways to teach old skills…. make it fun and make it relevant.

The students who pass through my darkroom are all digital babies and it’s up to me to breath passion into old analouge techniques like pinhole photography and make it relevant to them. So partly I make it lots of fun and tell them analouge darkroom skills are the closest thing to magic they will get in their daily life and partly I ride them really hard to learn those skills well.

When they see me produce striking images like these ones instantly and effortlessly…..( well shoot the shot then print the negative then make a contact print, so about 20 or 30 minutes all up)……… they try really really hard to do much better than me….. which is of course my devious plan all along.

try looking at this image at a larger size to see how good the depth of field is in it.


blackandwhite, skeleton, pinhole, analouge, double_exposure, juilee_pryor, pinhole_photography, art_school, positive_negative


  • Zolton
    Zoltonalmost 6 years ago

    Groovy! Art is about amusing ourselves.

  • howdy Zolton…. .and yes I totally agree that Art needs to keep you sane so you need to have fun with from time to time….. really glad you like it…..:)

    – Juilee Pryor

  • Peter Hill
    Peter Hillalmost 6 years ago

    Gross, in a cool sort of way :)

  • oh ah yes …. very gross but kind of funny too…… every one should have access to a plastic skeleton to take photo’s with…. perfect model…. no back chat for one thing….

    – Juilee Pryor

  • Lawford
    Lawfordalmost 6 years ago

    And you dont have to feed it.

  • hi there Lawford how wonderful that your back…. and your so right….. you don’t need to feed the bugger although I do give him a dust from time to time……:)

    – Juilee Pryor

  • aglaia b
    aglaia balmost 6 years ago

    amazing result juilee!
    the detail is extraordinary and all from a little pinhole!
    so love the ghostly unexpected smiley face right in the centre.
    geez i wonder what the students will produce. tis so exciting! ;-) xox

  • butchart
    butchartalmost 6 years ago

    and you didn’t even have to take an entire week end … go to an old psych hospital… and make a major vid production to do it…. was that catty of me?

  • oh meiow and a saucer of milk for comment eight please…….. you are awful but I still love you…. any way if you really want to create then you have to go it alone I reckon…… glad you like these odd little photo’s…. I had so much fun with making these……..:)

    – Juilee Pryor

  • butchart
    butchartalmost 6 years ago

    ha… i wish i was in your class

  • Tomatohead
    Tomatoheadalmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic work – requires the eye to spend some extra time.

  • thanks Nelson and I’m glad it made you want to look closer…..:)

    – Juilee Pryor

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaalmost 6 years ago

    This is great art….

  • thanks elfie… that’s a real compliment…..:)

    – Juilee Pryor

  • Geoff  Coleman - Landscapes
    Geoff Coleman...almost 6 years ago

    Whoa – talk about ghostly – this is beyond surreal – fascinating creation – congrats on your pinhole work.

  • thanks Geoff… I had a lot of fun doing these…. it’s nice when photography can be released from it’s obligation to record reality and gets to have some fun….like with a camera made out of an old tin or shoe box or whatever….

    – Juilee Pryor

  • Steven Novak
    Steven Novakalmost 6 years ago

    I don’t have a TON of photography experience, but I have done some pinhole stuff, and always thought it was fun. These are great!

  • thanks heaps Steven…. I had fun doing these…… pinhole photography is so cool…..:)

    – Juilee Pryor

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