My wife bought me a Zero Image 2000 for Christmas in 2008. I was delighted because I had been wanting to try pinhole photography for some time ever since I had come across other photographers’ works of pinhole photography. I anticipated finding new ways of image making with a pinhole camera.
One day back in 2011, I was walking along the shore at Rockaway Beach, New York, capturing scenes with a Fuji S3 Pro digital camera. I noticed an area of beach sand with about a 45 cm drop-off due to tidal erosion.
As a close-up capture, this picture reminded me of a desert landscape. All sense of scale was lost. I began thinking, “What could I add to a scene like this?” For some reason a toy camel came to mind. But how to be not so obvious that it is just a toy camel on beach sand? Well, why not use a pinhole camera – just the thing – I happened to have a Zero 2000 “atmosphere generator.”