About me:

I was born and raised in Elwood, Oregon, and currently live just outside of Portland  - not far from where I grew up.  I've been interested in photography since 2004 when my mom bought me a digital point-and-shoot camera as a college graduation present prior to a trip overseas to Ireland.  It's then and there that I fell madly in love with the art.  Since then I've dabbled in different forms and mediums of photography and eventually started shooting pinhole film images in autumn of 2012.  I was instantly enamored by the absurdly long exposure times and how that slowed everything down, including myself.    

About the gear:

  • My pinhole camera is a Zero Image 2000 (www.zeroimage.com) handmade in Japan using teak (that's my camera pictured above), which uses medium format film and has an aperture of f/138.
  • I use a Minolta X-700 35mm SLR as my light meter. 
  • While I've shot on a few different films to varying results over the past few years, I now exclusively use Kodak Ektar and wouldn't trade it for anything.
  • The great people at Citizens Photo just up the road in Portland develop my negatives (www.citizensphoto.com).
  • I scan the negatives myself on an Epson V600 scanner and do any post-processing in Adobe Lightroom.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to send me an email through the form here.  

As always, thank you for taking the time to visit.  

-Benjamin