When we were in Melbourne last, my love took me to a store to collect the birthday present he had organised for me. It was a handcrafted wooden pinhole camera - the cadillac, he described it as. The baby, we dubbed it.
The camera takes 35mm film but it's not easy.. We spent quite a while at a beachside bar with our stickytape and scissors, spare (sacrificial) rolls of film to splice to the new... We felt like MacGyver but the curious party of elderly patrons at the neighboring tables just thought we were strange. Or possibly creative terrorists.
Today, finally, we got the first roll developed. The lab had trouble with it so we've lost many of the pics. Still, I'm amazed at what we did get and have a better idea of how to work with it next time. Alas, I can only show you my accidental magicks here - Fred's were incredible but I'm not allowed to show you. (Yet...)