Mabel Odessey – Pinhole Photography – The Process

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The process

I have been making and working with pinhole cameras since 1985.  They have taken many forms, from the Giant Camera fixed on the back of a pick-up truck for the 1987 Bradford Festival, to handbag cameras, metal, cardboard and wooden boxes of varying dimensions. The work is an ongoing experiment and adventure, the images are so unlike the way we perceive through our eyes that they open our minds to new possiblities of seeing and understanding the world. I’m not interested in taking pictures of what I have already seen but trying to make pictures of what I imagine and discovering new perspectives.

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