Pinhole New York is a gallery of pinhole photographs I’ve taken in the New York metropolitan area over the past twenty years. The photos are of friends, strangers, architecture, bridges, parades, Times Square, Coney Island, the waterfront, beaches, and more. In 2003 I photographed all the bridges leading onto Manhattan. In 2009 I was commissioned by United Airlines to photograph a story for their in-flight magazine United Hemispheres about a search for sunken Guggenheim treasure in the New York Harbor. I followed this up with a series of “Seascapes” taken in the surf on Fire Island and the Jersey shore when summer hurricanes brought 10-15 foot waves to the Northeast.
For the past six months I’ve been working on several new photo projects and, as part of the process of flushing them out, have been going all over the city taking hundreds of new photos — over 800 and counting since March. Many of the new photos are again of iconic locations — Times Square, Central Park, Coney Island, Green-Wood Cemetery — but many more are of the city subways and ferries, in random neighborhoods, at parades, etc. Interestingly, the images have been taking a darker and darker turn — sort of Gotham meets the river Styx.
All of my photographs were taken with one of several homemade cameras designed to hold 120 mm film — either a small cardboard box wrapped in black plastic and electrical tape, or a slightly more elaborate panorama version. I’ll post a blog entry in the coming weeks describing the technical aspects in more detail.
Check back in the coming weeks and months as I upload more new and old photos. If you’d like to stay in the loop on what I’m doing here please subscribe to my blog or “like” my Pinhole NY Facebook page — I’ll be posting regular updates in the next 6-12 months.