Combining photography and land art, two photographers build large cameras out of materials found in given landscapes and then use them to photograph that landscape.
These two photographers, David Janesko and Adam Donnelly have started such an exciting and interesting photographic project. We all know how a pinhole camera works, well the guys basically use the same method to build their “Site Specific Cameras”.
This is how it works, once they’ve chosen a landscape to photograph, the photographers will begin to forage materials from around the area and create a pinhole camera out of logs, sand, sticks, dirt and anything else they are able to find. The aperture is made using an object that already has a preexisting hole, be it a leaf or a washed-up piece of fabric. “The physical components of the landscape, feedback into the character of the camera and the final photograph,” Donnelly explains. “The cameras are also large enough for one of us to fit into. We act as the mechanical parts of the camera, like the shutter and film advance.” Watch the camera construction process in the above video, and head to their Indiegogo page to fund the project.