About Wheeler Matthews

In today’s instant-gratification world of hi-tech digital cameras and computer imagery, why would a photographer choose to use a hand-made wooden box to take photographs?

There is no viewfinder in a pinhole camera. There is no lens. The photographer had to be able to “see” using intuition and experience to learn what it will reveal. In A New Instrument of Vision (1936), Lazlo Moholy-Nagy refers to a “slow seeing” vision of photography, an interpretation of photography influenced by the aesthetic-philosophic concepts that circumscribe painting.

With prolonged exposures ranging from one to several minutes, and a 0.2mm (pin)hole providing infinite focus, the pinhole photographer forges a more intimate relationship with the subject being captured.

Marion Wheeler and Amber Matthews met on a kayaking excursion in the Mergui Archipelego of Myanmar in 2001 and use their pinhole cameras to explore Asia Pacific and beyond.


Featured Photos

Lo Wai Posted by author icon Marion Mar 11th, 2011 | no responses
Angkor Wat Posted by author icon Marion Mar 11th, 2011 | no responses
Wat Pha That Luang Posted by author icon Marion Mar 11th, 2011 | no responses

Random Photos

0.2 Point of View Posted by author icon Amber Oct 3rd, 2010 | no responses
Man Mo Temple Posted by author icon Marion Mar 11th, 2011 | no responses
0.2 Point of View Posted by author icon Amber Oct 3rd, 2010 | no responses