Alex Yates and Edward Levinson both submitted books that are oriented toward their pinhole photography process and its use exploring Japan. Yates’ book Japinhole is an 8.25×8.25,” 24 page, full color, self described and self-published limited edition (50 copies) “zine.” While Levinsons Timescapes in Japan: A Pinhole Journey is hardbound, 10.25×9.75,” 108 page volume that collects 100 of his black and white images.
Each book offers an interesting investigation of the timeless landscapes and places of Japan. I find the most compelling images are the ones where the long exposures needed by the pinhole camera lend an air of ethereal grace and reveal what might be considered (and is by Japanese Buddhists) the fundamental change and impermanence of all things.
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