Jan Kapoor is a pinhole artist who also work in several other alternative processes, like cyanotype and platinum and palladium.
From: Atlanta, GA, USA
Shows: Pinholes in combination with cyanotype, vandyke browns and platinum and palladiums
Jan Kapoor has been involved in fine art photography for many years, her primary interests being landscape, natural abstraction and still life. She uses medium and large format cameras, and does extensive printing in cyanotype and platinum/palladium. Kapoor has been drawn to specialize in pinhole imagery for the past several years.
“I find that pinhole is most expressive of the imperceptible passage of time, making visible that which is invisible to the ordinary eye, and of the mystery of non-human life which surrounds us.”
Jan’s artistic expression has been greatly enhanced by her fine arts background, which includes studies in painting at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston; a two-year program in fine art photography at the Southeastern Center for Photographic Arts; and her recent completion of a BFA summa cum laude in photography at Georgia State University. In addition, she cites influences on her work such as Imogen Cunningham, Clarence John Laughlin and John McWilliams, among many others.
For her platinum palladium images Jan uses cut-down 12×18 Arista ortho film, and each exposure was around 3 hours.
About the hexcamera: The layering effects are due to the fact that each image entering the camera overlaps somewhat with the adjacent images, plus they are each reversed laterally.
- Email: jkapoor (at) jankapoor.net
More about Jan:
Camera Obscura: Pinhole Photographs
Collection of Jan Kapoor’s pinhole work.
The Intertidal World
Collection of Jan Kapoor’s work in pinhole and platinum/palladiums.