Tools of your trade

HIV+ camera

For most professions, tools are just an aid for your job. But in art, your tool can do more than aid, it can become a piece of art in and of itself.

Wayne Belger, a fine art photographer, uses his own pinhole camera that he has made to photograph his subjects. He explains, “The same air that touches my subject can pass through the pinhole and touch the photo emulsion on the film.” So what does Wayne make his pinholes out of?

Depending on the subject, the camera varies in material from wood, aluminum, brass, acrylic, to needles, human infant hearts, and blood. However morbid that may sound, after reading the artist’s statements and seeing his work, it’s all in the name of art, beauty, and awareness.

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