Village Beaches: Pinhole Photography of East Hampton, New York (Hardcover)
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Five beaches are captured in 160 color and monochrome panoramic photographs in a dynamic and otherworldly way. Their ethereal quality is achieved by using a century-old photographic technique where an image is projected onto film through a pin-sized hole instead of a lens.
Located in East Hampton, NY, the beaches featured include
- Georgica Beach
- Main Beach
- Wiborg Beach
- Egypt Beach
- Two Mile Hollow Beach
With exposure times primarily dependent on ambient light, the camera's manual shutter may be open on a bright day for just three seconds or 30 minutes or more at dawn. During that time, every subtlety of nature is recorded: a brisk wind pushes clouds across the sky, creating smooth streaks of white and pastel, while the tides render the ocean in creamy tranquility.
In these infinite variations we are reminded of the cycles of nature, the course of time, and the optimism of tomorrow.