Portraits on Film!
When I held a film camera for the first time at the age of 13, I was mesmerized by the mechanics and the beauty it could capture. With those first frames with a Minolta XG-1, I felt compelled to notice and record what I see. Since then, I have made photographs of people and places in settings from mountain summits to corporate boardrooms. In the last ten years, I have been drawn to older film cameras and large film formats up to 8x10 inch negatives. I have also found that an object as simple as a box taped together with a pinhole stuck on the front of it can produce wonderful images. My primary focus is making portraits using a large format view camera and black and white film. I also make historic process Van Dyke Brown prints from 8x10 negatives or digital negatives.
June 2015 Looking Glass online magazine issue #7, Celebrating the Nude
May 2015 f295 Salon, Pittsburgh PA
February 2015 Midwest Passage Photography Group Show No. 3
October 2014 SLP FOTA Friends of the Arts Juried Art Exhibit
July 2014 Looking Glass online magazine issue #1, The Leap to Lensless
May 2014 Don’t Take Pictures online magazine!
October 2013 View Camera Magazine, The Blogger, featured in an article by Amanda Tomlin on alternative films
May 2013 Midwest Passage Landscape Exhibition
April 2013 Rayko Photo Center 4th Biennial Pinhole Show
February 2013 Midwestern Gothic website edition
February 2013 Mpls Photo Center, Picture This: What We Photograph Juried exhibition
May 2011 Lumina, the literary journal of Sarah Lawrence College Graduate Program
April 2011 LitnImage online literary journal
September 2010 Mpls Photo Center, Black & White Juried exhibition
March 2009 LUMP (League of Upper Midwestern Photographers) Group Show at the Edina Art Center.
May 2007 International Pinhole Photography Exhibition, Andre Malraux Cultural Centre, Le Bourget, France
One of my images is also featured in the 2009 book, The Pinhole Camera: A Practical How-To Book for Making Pinhole Cameras and Images by Brian J. Krummel. More information is available at my website: www.scottstillman.com