Account from Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2008

Maximillian, age 2 years and 4 months is taking part in his first Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day – the youngest participant of the event (???).

Writer and photography / Malin Fabbri


Worldwide Pinhole Photography DayIt is never too late to take up photography, and never too early. On Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2008 our son, Maximillian Fabbri, was 2 years and 4 months old. At this age a child is like a sponge, really soaking up any information given to them. Maximillian has shown a great interest in cameras for a long time and we decided to let him “have a go” at Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2008. We set out using a Holga plastic pinhole camera. Here is a picture account of the day.

Sunday 27th of April 2008

Maximillian sets out hunting for a good motif.
Maximillian sets out hunting for a good motif for a pinhole photograph.
But first, you’ve got to remove “the cork”.
But first, you’ve got to remove “the cork”.
Which side up?
Which side is up on a Holga camera?
Oh, it was the other one!
Oh, it was the other one!
That dandilion looks good and will make a good pinhole photograph…
That dandilion looks good and will make a good pinhole photograph…
Aims and shoots.
Aims and shoots.
And… in classic two year old style, has a tantrum throwing the camera! Luckily there are not too many parts that can break on a Holga plastic pinhole camera.
And… in classic two year old style, has a tantrum throwing the camera! Luckily there are not too many parts that can break on a Holga plastic pinhole camera.
 

Maximillian’s photographs

Accidental Portrait, pinhole print by Maximillian
Accidental Portrait, pinhole print by Maximillian
Ghost in the sky, pinhole print by Maximillian
Ghost in the sky, pinhole print by Maximillian
Green, pinhole by Maximillain
Green, pinhole by Maximillain
Va de, Mamma? (What’s That, Mum?) pinhole photo by Maximillian
Va de, Mamma? (What’s That, Mum?) pinhole photo by Maximillian
 

For more information about Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, see the Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day website www.pinholeday.org or read the interview with Tom Miller.

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