portrait photography by Katie Cooke
With long-exposure pinhole portrait photographs, I can't capture the split-second freeze of a moment between expressions, instead I make a picture of a person across time, discovering which movements and variations leave a trace, and which vanish, and how these change the perception of the person portrayed.
Using an empty box with no mechanics or lens, my photography is a slow, quiet conversation between camera and sitter. Making each image becomes an act of faith, chemistry, and magic.
This section of my gallery requires a frames-capable visual browser, and 99 per cent of the contents are images. Please visit the slowlight pinhole photography blog if you would like to read about pinhole art, photography, lensless imaging, and alternative process printing.