Exhibition: David Tatnall’s Coastal Pinhole Exhibition


The ‘mysterious beauty’ of the pinhole photographs lies in long exposure times, indefinite depth of field and a softness creating a unique and special view of the coast. David Tatnall explored the coastal regions of Victoria and Tasmania using this simple form of photographic image making. He used nothing more than handmade recycled timber boxes to create these beautiful ethereal images. There is no viewfinder, batteries, click or buzz, no upgrades or updates, no mega pixels, exposures are calculated using a cardboard dial.

This body of work is captured in a range of places, Point Ricardo to remote and wild Bass Strait islands in Tasmania. Tatnall has searched extensively for these remarkable locations, eight-hour boat trips to remote islands, long walks along sandy beaches and climbing cliffs. Long exposure times demanded by pinhole photography bought David a unique set of problems: cameras blown off cliffs, swamped by waves and monstered by Cape Barren Geese, but ignored by penguins.

To complete this journey of slow photography, David hand printed the 4 x 5 and 8 x 10 inch film negatives on silver rich photographic paper, applying toning methods that enhance this dynamic and delicate work.

Further enquiries: Ellie Young on 03 54241835 or email: [email protected]

Exhibition current from: October 10th to December 1st 2013

Official Opening: October 13th 2pm to 4pm

Viewing hours: by appointment phone 03 5424 1835

Location: 700 James Lane Trentham East Vic

More information: www.goldstreetstudios.com.au, www.davidtatnall.com