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"Known to somebody as "AYTACRAYTA". Aytacrayta is a magic spell, a spell which makes you wonder. The magic of light."
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I started my pinhole practice in London. I used to go to flea markets and bought the most pretty tin of biscuits and converted it into a pinhole camera. The tins could be loaded with the photographic paper cut to size. I would insert the papers in a darkroom and then filled up my backpack with the tins/pinhole cameras and go for a ride across London.

Due to the low sensitivity of the photographic paper inserted the long exposure images allow me to reach the moment when time stops running. I stood up with a tin on the tripod and while counting seconds by seconds, I captured London sceneries on the negative photographic papers which have been afterwards printed into the positive ones in the darkroom. The places we know from the tourist guidebooks or those we pass by regularly are thus shown in their two views. London, the fast city which was stopped and brought into the dark box. When the developing process is finished we suddenly see that while we decided to stay in one place longer we are offered to watch all the negative and positive aspects together. However, none of them prevails over the others, they stay next to each other and it depends only on us which view we give priority to.

The London Series, 2015
Pinhole Photography
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2/3 - 2/4 2016 The Trash, Pinhole and alternative photographic processes, the group exhibition with Téra Pechmannová, Curio Cabal cafe, London
Some images from the series exhibited:
Big Ben, London, 2015

Taken with "MillTin Bagbox Camera" f-180, an exposure 30 seconds, Kentmere VC Glossy photographic paper, requests for positive prints
Tower Bridge I., London, 2015

Taken with "Potato Puff Bagbox Camera" f-367, an exposure 6 minutes 10 seconds, Kentmere VC Pearl photographic paper, requests for positive prints
View from Tower Bridge I., London, 2015
Taken with "Girl with Dogs Bagbox Camera" f-200, an exposure 1 minute 6 seconds, Kentmere VC Pearl photographic paper, requests for positive prints
Cable Street Studios, London, 2015

Taken with "Praha Tin Bagbox Camera" f-148, an exposure approximately 1 minute, Kentmere VC Glossy photographic paper, requests for positive prints
Southbank Book Market, London, 2015

Taken with "Mill Tin Bagbox Camera" f-180, an exposure 1 minute 19 seconds, Kentmere VC Glossy photographic paper, requests for positive prints
View from Tower Bridge II., London, 2015
Taken with "Mill Tin Bagbox Camera" f-180, an exposure 10 seconds, Kentmere VC Glossy photographic paper, requests for positive prints
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