Miscellaneous Pinholista Excitement

So…let’s start with the exhibition. As you’ll see from the poster above, there is a super new pinhole exhibition coming up in Heidelberg, called the Art of Pinhole. Part of the OFF Foto festival, this will showcase work from a global selection of pinhole photographers. Artists participating include some great friends of mine, and I guess I should mention that I will be showing some images from my series A Short Walk in the Dark. The vernissage is on 12th October (more details on location and time via the link), it would be super-cool to see you there is you can make it.


I also want to draw your attention to Earth Stands Still, a new photobook by Nils Karlson, who has featured here on Pinholista. Nils’ book is now up on Indiegogo and you can contribute here. The images contained within are wonderful, although I am not sure the Landscape Dog features. One of my favourite aspects of the book is that is mixes pinhole and lens-based images, something I am exploring myself.

Nils has been kind enough to send me some more information and to provide the images used in this post, so here’s the verbatim press release and launch of Earth Stands Still.

After two years of preparation, photographer Nils Karlson launches the crowdfunding campaign for his first photo book Earth Stands Still on Saturday, October 1st on Indiegogo.

The 25cm x 20cm (a little smaller than 8“x10“) hardcover book features 40 photos over the spread of 80 pages, accompanied by written contributions by Brian Richman, Marie Westerbom, and the author himself. Printed on matte Mundoplus Recycling offset paper at a highly eco-certified facility in Germany, Earth Stands Still invites the reader on a journey into the silence of Nils Karlson’s minimal, elegant, and often abstract seascapes.

The story of the book is based on the concept of Bardo, as described in The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Bardo can be translated as „intermediate state“, originally describing the state of existence between two earthly lives, a state of transcendence, a concept of existence without beginning or end. This translates directly into the photos of the author: Silent and vast spaces, where the eye can wander without obstacles.

Several editions of the book are available: A Standard Edition (€30), a Print Edition (€70), and a Print Edition – Deluxe (€120) in a total of 100 copies. By placing a pre-order on Indiegogo, each buyer contributes directly into the making of the book until the goal of €2400 is met. This will enable the author to have 100 copies printed. Every copy of Earth Stands Still will be signed and numbered, and the name of every backer will be mentioned in a special thank you list in the book.

Auther Nils Karlson is 41 years old and live in Germany. All photos in the book are exposed on Kodak Ektar 100, Kodak Portra 160, Fuji Pro 160ns and Fuji Pro 400h film, using Mamiya RB67, Mamiya 6, and Zero Image 2000 cameras.


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