Exhibit: Pinhole Camera PhotographyWednesday May 1, 2019
Pinhole Camera Photography by Walter Kasian. On exhibit in the lobby display cases for the month of May.
A pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens, but with a tiny aperture -- a pinhole. Light from an object passes through the aperture (pinhole) and projects an inverted image on film or photographic paper (which becomes the 'negative') on the opposite side of the box. This simple camera provides the photographer with an interesting, challenging, and rewarding picture making experience. Exhibit includes pinhole cameras and photographs of many local scenes.
Walter Kasian is a retired electronics engineer who graduated from the Cooper Union School of Engineering (NYC) and whose career encompassed various technical and management positions within the US Department of Defense. Photography has been a hobby since his teenage years, but taken more seriously when he pursued a photography degree from Brookdale Community College. There he chose pinhole photography as the focus of a special project and immediately became enchanted at the simple beauty and the surreal quality of the images that it can create.
From that special project he began an avid pursuit of pinhole photography. He applied his engineering skills to design and build ten different pinhole cameras including steroscopic and panoramic cameras. In addition to photography, Walter enjoys ethnic folk dancing, creating art, gardening, playing his concertina, and travel. He and his wife Luba are residents of Little Silver, NJ, and have two grown children, Stefan and Larissa.
Location: Eastern Branch
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