Pinhole Camera Workshop with RA Friedman
Tired of the disposable images from your phone? Slow down and reinvigorate your photographic vision with a pinhole camera! Pinhole photography creates unique effects using a tiny aperture instead of a lens to focus beams of light. This demonstration workshop will take you through the simple tools and techniques needed to create pinhole images using instant film without a darkroom. Learn how to “paint with light” and evocatively capture the human form via a live demonstration.
The workshop will include a tour of the exhibition Once Upon a Time, featuring pinhole photographs by RA Friedman and paintings by Barbara Mimnaugh and Claire Owen, on view February 28 - March 24, 2024.
Instant film gear for this workshop-demonstration provided by:
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2024
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Register by: Friday, March 15 (space is limited)
** Sign up with a friend and receive 10% off both registrations. Use discount code SP24Class11 at checkout.
RA Friedman is a Philadelphia-based artist who has followed a career-long passion for the human figure’s ability to convey intimate and complex states of being. To that end, he recently completed an eight year endeavor working with the figure and pinhole photography. Adept at photography, drawing, and re-crafting older technologies, his unique approach to creative inquiry involves the interplay between the objectivity of the camera and the subjectivity of the hand-made. His projects often reach out directly to the public as participants and creative partners.
Since June 2020, RA has been drawing memorial portraits of Philadelphians and other Americans lost to Covid-19 as part of The Covid-19 Portrait Project, USA. His unique approach to creative inquiry involves the interplay between the objectivity of the camera and the subjectivity of the hand-made. His projects often reach out directly to the public as participants and creative partners.