Hamburg - Germany Vii
Photograph - Film Photography
This is one of the most visited views of Hamburg Harbor in the city center, in Germany. The port of Hamburg used to be the largest in Europe and it is still very impressing. It is interesting to note it is located in the large Elbe river. The photo belongs to my urbain exploration through my long walks.
The photo is a very wide angle image shot with a pinhole analogue camera, with middle format black and white film negative.
Pinhole cameras have no lenses. They are only a box with a tiny hole to let the light (image) in and a film negative inside. I like to say it is truly a pure photography. Photography at its essence.
The long exposure from pinhole photographs give me time to actually look and appreciate the scenario and the moment. Often I observe the location for many minutes before taking my camera from the bag. Then I keep contemplating the scene while the long exposure photograph is in process. It is a very relaxing process.
The film negative was developed by me. It was handcrafted before being digitized, for this reason you may find spots of dust and scratch as you would find in the original hand made optic prints. I consider it part of the rustic work charm.
Black and white pinhole images have a feeling of mysteriousness in it, specially with wide angle images which create an enigmatic and dynamic effect. It definitely is an exotic and unique photo result.
March 23rd, 2020
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