The shutter of Michael Chrisman’s pinhole camera was open for 31,536,000 seconds — all of 2011. A black box mounted was “secured” with tape and brick onto a rusty shipping beacon in Toronto’s Port Lands on January 1, 2011 and retrieved on New Year’s Eve. There’s your money shot.
“I’m thrilled with it,” the freelance photographer/pinhole enthusiast says. “It’s a very dreamy photo. This one has a soft and kind of foggy feel.” And ooh, ahh — it does look nice, with practice and luck. He adds that since he’s gotten brazen with his pinhole camera placements, they’ve been getting jacked. Make that “luck” part a double.