ADVENTURES IN PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH ST. JOHN FULLER

ADVENTURES IN PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH
ST. JOHN FULLER

Join APW and St. John Fuller for an adventurous day exploring creative pinhole techniques. Not the fainthearted, we use BIG pinhole cameras and expose large 8×10” negatives. A variety of techniques are explored, including multiple pinholes, zone plates, and 360° pinhole panoramas. You will leave this workshop with a number of negatives, positives, and one supersized camera… Basic pinhole photography experience is required to enrol for this workshop.

St.John Fuller: His primary concern is time. How it is witnessed, recorded, and how it is finally and repeatedly witnessed. By using multi-aperture cameras that he builds himself, he takes photographs that offer both an extended view of time as well as multiple perspectives. He focuses on a singular “moment”, the exposure time required to capture one of his images. With his pinhole cameras, and depending on light conditions, this time can range anything from 30 minutes to two hours. The resultant photographs present an inclusive event, a multiple viewpoint of a period of time where each frame is non-discreet. The information seen is shared by all of them, but with different weightings. Each frame bears witness to the moment in a different way. Some see too much (over exposed), others don’t see anything at all (underexposed). Together as a unit, as a camera, the way they bear witness to an event comes closer to the human experience than the single, split-second shot of a 35mm camera. Although each frame tells a unique, they all share a common thread, the thread of the moment, the event that they experienced together. His latest project experiments with taking portraits of renowned artists using negative and positive aspects of source images that are then re-photographed.

Fuller is the recipient of the PPC Functional Art Award (2013), received a Merit Award from the Sasol New Signatures in 2008, and was a finalist in the years 2005, ‘11, ‘12, ‘13 and ’14. He was also a finalist in the ABSA Latelier (2007, ’08, ’09, ’10), Thami Menyeli Awards (2004, ‘05, ‘06, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11, ‘13), and For the Love of Art (2014).

Duration: Full Day
Time: 08:30 –16:00
Class Size: Max 12
Skill Level: Basic experience of Pinhole Photography