September 8, 2021

Pinhole Photography Exhibit At Small World on Nassau

“CROSSWORLDS”: This work by Jeff McConnell is part of a pinhole photography exhibit, featuring photographs by seven local artists, on view at Small World Coffee on Nassau Street September 9 through October 5. A reception is Sunday, September 12 from 12-3 p.m.

Small World Coffee, 254 Nassau Street will host an exhibit by seven local artists working with the historical photography process of pinhole photography. On view Thursday, September 9 through October 5., the exhibit will be open daily during business hours. A reception with the artists will be held on Sunday, September 12 from 12 to 3 p.m.

Pinhole photography requires the artist to use a rudimentary lens-less camera, oftentimes homemade from recycled materials, to capture an image through a small pin-sized hole. This type of camera lends itself to creating photographs with long exposures with almost infinite depth of field, possible light leaks, and warped perspectives.

The unique aesthetic is a charming characteristic of pinhole photography that can also be described as magical and otherworldly. You can glimpse that magic in Sharon Harris’s surreal portraiture, or the landscape photographs that Maurice Fitzpatrick creates in his homemade cigar box camera and lomography cameras, or in the photographs of sun trails that Jeff McConnell and Heather Palecek create with their pinhole cameras. Marissa Bunting will exhibit her wildly abstract “solar trails” photographs, and you can also expect to see work from the talented Gul Cevikoglu and Chris Marinari.

These seven artists are members of the New Jersey Pinhole Club, founded in 2021 by Heather Palecek. This is their first group exhibit.