Lensless Photography: The Art of the Pinhole is comprised of images produced by students in Russel Krepart's Fall 2004 Vertical Studio. Throughout the semester students investigated the relationship of architecture and location by viewing, capturing, and framing building, site, and landscape through the use of pinhole photography and camera obscuras.
From quickly-assembled chip board models to hand carved works of art made in the SoA's Design Lab, the pinhole cameras on display represent a wide range of designs. Student's constructed their cameras to accomodate specific negative formats by using 4x5 film holders and disposable 35mm camera innards. In each case, the results are unique and often a regular film format was transformed into something new.
Various sites (Marfa, TX to a Sutton Hall restroom) provided a variety of lighting conditions challenging the students to experiment with pinhole technology and film exposure times.
The images were printed in the UTSOA Darkroom. The darkroom is available to all enrolled SoA students after an in-person tutorial.