With WPPD less than one month away I thought it would be worth a final little reminder in case you’ve forgotten the most important day in the pinhole calendar. If you still don’t know what WPPD is then please check out the website…and then come back here. If you should pinhole you really need to be one of the 3000+ photographers who contribute year on year. But of course you could take that a stage further and join a group, after all everything’s more fun with more people…right?
First up, is the workshop held by Cagliari Stenopeica, set (as you might expect) in the beautiful island of Sardinia, Italy. I know there are cheap flights from the UK…what could be better, sun, sea and pinhole. There is a fee (60 Euro) but this includes materials you will need and, lets be honest, its a bargain for a two day workshop with some really talented pinhole photographers. The workshop is aimed at all comers so even if you’ve never shot pinhole before you’ll be welcome and this could provide the perfect opportunity to take the plunge into this incredible medium. There’s some really good, detailed information on their website, which I have conveniently plugged into Google Translate (other translation engines are available) in case your Italian is not so good (basically if you’re like me and English!).
The second plug is for the London Pinhole Festival, at the Doomed Gallery in Dalston. As you’ll see, this is a three day event with an exhibition, a workshop and talks. Information is a little scant at the moment but there is a call for submissions for the exhibition on their site, and it will definitely be worth keeping updated on that one if you’re London-based.
Finally of course, there is a little event going on in Amsterdam. We now have about 15 people signed up including from the UK, Netherlands, Germany, Spain and the US! We’ve got the plans laid out for the day and lunch is booked. If you do want to come please let us know ASAP, it will be a blast (I hope).