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Iron Horse by Robb Johnson, Zone Plate Lens [Juror’s Award]


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Ok, where to begin... oh wait, I already have. So let me begin again. Wow. When Plates to Pixels asked me to jury a show of lensless photography, I was excited. Excited is actually a bit of an understatement. I am quite wrapped up in lensless photography myself, having been carrying around a pinhole camera of one type or another for a good ten years now. As they say, time flies when you are having fun. Through the course of my own lensless adventures I have come to know many of the photographers who submitted work to this show. This was a large part of why I was so excited to jury the show. I already knew how good many of them were with their lensless photography. I admit, I went in with high expectations. Nonetheless, those expectations were exceeded. Easily. One of the best things about lensless photography is how much it leaves to the imagination of the photographer and the sheer variety of work submitted was testimony to how well exercised the imaginations belonging to this group of photographers have obviously become. I was equal parts impressed and inspired. I set about jurying the work with a couple criteria in mind, in case you are interested to know. Of course, I was looking for work that transcended the nature of device used to make it. Images where the camera

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used took a back seat to the photographer’s muse. I think whenever you jury a show you are looking for these types of images. But I was also looking for images that could only have been made in a lensless fashion. Images that took the various qualities of lensless photography and made them a key ingredient in the creation of the resulting image. I was looking for images that used the soft, abstract nature of primitive pinholes to best effect. Or images that played with the notion of the world over a long span of time. Or prints that redefined what we thought could be done with lumen printing, photograms and chemigrams. You know, the stuff that makes you stop what you are doing and say, “wow, I wish I had thought of that”. I think in this age, as so many of our cameras are getting more advanced and smarter than ever, luring us into allowing them to make more and more of the photographic decisions for us and as we spend more time reading lens performance reviews rather than thinking about the images we will make with those lenses, it is wise to take a moment to remind ourselves and our peers all the magic that can be wrought when you using a primitive camera without a lens, or in some cases, no cameras at all. To this purpose, the body of work that these photographers have collectively gathered performs admirably. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. —Zeb Andrews, zebandrews.com

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Camouflage by Rómulo Peña, 35mm pinhole [Founder’s Award]

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Soaring by Marydorsey Wanless, cyanotype photogram collage mural [Founder’s honorable mention]

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It Becomes Clear That You Are Planning Your Escape by Gray Lyons, cyanotype [Juror’s honorable mention]

Cosmos Voyager by Jan Kapoor, Pinhole Blender Mini, 120mm Tri-X [Juror’s honorable mention]


Waiting by Jen Kiaba, pinhole [Juror’s honorable mention]

Year of Sunrises by Buzzy Sullivan, solargraph pinhole [Juror’s honorable mention]


Unfulfilled Expectations by Allen Morris, lumen tintype

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Bouyancy by Anne Arden McDonald, gelatin silver photogram


2011-10-27 by Alejandra Marin, 35mm pinhole

Grapes 01-19-12 by Denis Roussel, lumen print PLATES TO PIXELS GALLERY | 2013

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Walk in the Woods by Armen Dolukhanyan, pinhole-polaroid

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Fire Water by Asher Katz, solar print/photogram with light-sensitive dyes


Light Eruptions by Becky Ramotowski, solargraph pinhole

pinhole ( s째 ) 21 by Darius Kuzmickas, 4x5 pinhole, paper negative

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Untitled 4 by Bertie Pearson, Zero 2000 6x6

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Round Sign by Bill DeLanney, holga pinhole, polaroid film


On the Washougal by Bruce Couch, Innova 6x9 pinhole

Anamorph 3 by Cameron Young, anamorphic pinhole PLATES TO PIXELS GALLERY | 2013

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Canned Memories by Brut Carniollus, scanogram 16

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Chlorophyll print 1 by Charlotte Thoemmes, Chlorophyll


Slot Canyon, Tent Rocks by Caitlyn Soldan, pinhole

Terroir I by C B Adams, Zero2000 pinhole

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Auric Object 5b by DM Witman, live slug trail on silver gelatin

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Root III by Christa Bowden, flatbed scan, pigment print & encaustic


Salvage 124 by Heather F Wetzel, wet-plate collodion photogenic drawing on recycled and japanned can lids

Icons Of Disposability 3 by Daryna Deineko-Kazmiruk, scan PLATES TO PIXELS GALLERY | 2013

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Up On Payne Road by Colton Allen, Innova 6x9 pinhole

Porte de Vanves 2013 by Faulkner Short, Zero Image 2000 6x6 pinhole

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Driving by Jeff McConnell, 6x12 negative from homemade pinhole

Tent Time by Colby Perry, Holga 120 WPC

1074-10 St. Johns by Larry Bullis, pinhole PLATES TO PIXELS GALLERY | 2013

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Peace Not War by David Morris Cunningham, digital with pinhole cap

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Havana Cuba Old Car by James Sparks, Zero Image 2000


They Come Out at Night by George L Smyth, Zone plate, Konica Infrared film 6x9�

Dunstanburgh by John Grey, homemade 6x9 pinhole PLATES TO PIXELS GALLERY | 2013

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Tree Farm by Jim Hair, Zero Image pinhole camera on FP4 film Invasion by Gerald Figal, Kodak 2D, pinhole & medium red 25a filter

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To discover an ocean of stillness within by JM Golding, Zero Image 6x9 pinhole Slant of Light by Jane Alynn, zone plate

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Order of Chaos by Jen Mitsuko, lensless digital image capture

Playing with Matches No. 4 by Jim Leisy, Van Dyke photogram 26

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St. Johns by Buzzy Sullivan, anamorphic pinhole

Figure 26 by Lindsey Beal, wet-plate collodion photogram PLATES TO PIXELS GALLERY | 2013

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Ashland Alleyway by John Thomas, Zero Image 69 pinhole

Number 19 by Joseph Deiss, chemigram 28

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The Fire Circle by Katt Janson, 6x6 Zero Image 2000

NOLA Termites Under the Stars by Natasha Sanchez, lumen print PLATES TO PIXELS GALLERY | 2013

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Cretaceous Mist by Judith Hoffman, Tyrannosaurus photo ventris, a homemade pinhole camera, digital collage

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From the Earth by Katherine Clayton, digital pinhole


Untitled 3 by Lena Källberg, matchbox pinhole camera using slide film and an aggressive “film acceleration” process

Red Tree by Peter Wiklund, pinhole from rebuilt bellows camera, crossprocessed expired 120 slide film

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Red Star Beach Blanket by Linda Wilson, pinhole

Self Portrait in a Hotel Room Mirror by Moni Smith, Holga 120 PC pinhole

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Bench by the Sea by Robb Johnson, Zone Plate Lens

Sun Prints: Cockroach by Liz Lee, varnish over transfer paper over Van Dyke over pigment print

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1 by Nicolas Turlais, pinhole Maryland 2012 by Nancy Breslin, Zero 2000 pinhole

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A Rose Is‌2 by Mary Rezny, photogram with oil paint and organic transfer

164 by Nate Matos, converted Polaroid One Step 600 pinhole camera, PX100 Silver Shade film


In the Shadow of a Wax Palm by Patrick O Reilly, Zero 2000 pinhole

Contemplating the Noisy Confusion by Paul Karabinis, photogram salt print 36

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The Sun’s Arc Overhead by Ray Carns, solargraph pinhole

Ground Beef by Rachel Curtis, Chemigram on 4x5 film, made with different types of packaged meats. PLATES TO PIXELS GALLERY | 2013

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Moving On #1 by Suzanne Rochette, panoramic pinhole

Porto Old Market Stairs by Tina Rowe, Holga 120 pinhole

Snowy River Bend by Zach Hayes, pinhole


Tripped and Fallen by Sharon Harris, homemade pinhole

Satyr-Day Night Under the White House by Terry Kreiter, Cliche-Verre

Scanner camera by Stephen Ballance, scan


The Barometer by Seรกn Duggan, ZeroImage 6x9 pinhole Looking Far by Ugo Marinelli, homemade pinhole camera + Polaroid PN55

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Levitation Blues by Spiffy Tumbleweed, pinhole image on 4x5 Fuji Neopan Acros 100 sheet film in a Leonardo Wide Angle Pinhole camera.

Nomad by Sharon Harris, homemade pinhole cameras PLATES TO PIXELS GALLERY | 2013

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Utopia by Natasha Bacca, unique chromogenic photogram

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2 by Nicolas Turlais, pinhole

Dead Man Walking by Peter Wiklund, fIlm can camera, paper negative

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ach year we host an annual juried exhibition with a variety of themes. This year the goal was to showcase work that was created with out the use of a lens. As you can see the results are quite exciting! Processes include pinhole, lumen prints, solargrams, chlorophyll, painting with light, photograms, scanners and mixed media. Once again, it’s a pleasure to present the work online and in print. With your purchase of the catalog you are helping to keep our submissions... fee free. That’s how I like it. —Blue Mitchell, Plates to Pixels Creator

Plates to Pixels is published by One Twelve Publishing, LLC., 1631 NE Broadway #143., Portland, Oregon, 97232. Copyright © 2013 Plates to Pixels and One Twelve Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this publication to be reproduced without written permission of the copyright owner. The copyright for each image or copy featured is held by the credited artist or author.

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Plates to Pixels was formed in 2006 (launched in 2007) to promote the creation of photography-based fine art and was established by artists, for artists. The name “Plates to Pixels” suggests the evolution of photography from the archaic wet-plate process to the new digital format of pixels and includes everything in between. Our mission is to provide exhibition opportunities for emerging and established artists working in the photography arts. This includes, but is not limited to, the alternative photographic processes (Daguerreotype, cyanotype, platinum palladium, ferrotypes, pinhole photography, etc.), as well as traditional print processes (gelatin silver, chromogenic prints,

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Polaroids, etc.), and all digital photographic processes and other mixed media photo-based art. Plates to Pixels provides educational resources to the public – spanning from the birth

of photography to contemporary photography trends through web-based exhibitions and site specific exhibitions, artist interviews and print projects. Most recently we launched a new site called Veterans’ Visions that showcases fine art and war related work made by veterans. Please visit vet.platestopixels.com and see what we’re up to.

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