Pinhole Photography

For years I’d wanted to try out pinhole photography. The opportunity came whilst I was living in the one place for a few weeks: at the foot of sacred mountain Arunachala, in Tamil Nadu, South India (More at a later date about that).

The light was great, and I had lots of time on my hands. In the process, I learnt as much about India and myself than about photography, if not more – my entire resourcing system, based on phone calls and the Internet, just didn’t work there. My friend Laxman taught me how to do it, and thanks to him I persevered and set up the project successfully.

It took a while before I got results. I had to re-invent the whole process empirically, without the Western controlled comfort of measures, light meters and instructions on packets.