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Pinhole Self Portrait by Mathew Reed

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Negative taken using a cardboard box turned pinhole camera. The negative then used in the darkroom to creative this positive.
Resin coated black and white paper.


  • mindym306
    mindym306over 6 years ago

    nicely done!

  • bows Thank you :)

    – Mathew Reed

  • Lorraine Creagh
    Lorraine Creaghover 6 years ago

    Great work. I’ve only done that pinhole effect in photoshop…I must try the real way =)

  • Thanks! :) it’s pretty easy to do… provided you have dark room access haha. I enjoy not being able to see what you are shooting. So it can be a nice surprise. Trying to stay really still for ten plus seconds is a bit annoying though…

    – Mathew Reed

  • jaycee
    jayceeover 6 years ago

    Great shot, and a handsome man

  • Haha, aww shucks, double thanks ;P

    – Mathew Reed

  • jaycee
    jayceeover 6 years ago

    more than welcome :)

  • aglaia b
    aglaia bover 6 years ago

    wow, love the real old fashioned feel to this.
    it looks quite sharp for a 10s plus exposure.

  • LOL I know, I could really imagine Chaplin shuffling along in the background or something. And thanks :P

    – Mathew Reed

  • butchart
    butchartover 6 years ago

    works even better with this shot…. kudos……..b

  • Thanks Butch :] always appreciate your support.

    – Mathew Reed

  • paulcompton
    paulcomptonover 6 years ago

    Love this. The effect is somewhat Victorian. Terrific.

  • I know, I totally dig the style that it offers. Pfft who needs high tech digital devices when you have a cardboard box :P (Well… and all the darkroom chemicals…)

    – Mathew Reed

  • Kara Salame
    Kara Salamealmost 6 years ago

    this is really quite nice. great job!

  • Why thank you very much! :3

    – Mathew Reed

  • Duncan Waldron
    Duncan Waldronover 5 years ago

    Good portrait Mathew, and despite the uncertainty about framing, there’s not wrong with this one :) Extreme wide angle?

  • I truly love the randomness of pinholes. Well i guess there’s the maths to it to form some sort of control, but I much prefer just tossing something together and seeing what the results are. :)

    – Mathew Reed

  • Duncan Waldron
    Duncan Waldronover 5 years ago

    I quite agree

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