048 Under/Exposed

Designed by: Donn Holohan and Elspeth Lee, Superposition

Design Trust Affiliation: Design Trust Seed Grantee


The pandemic has resulted in a dramatic shrinkage of our lifestyles and environments, leading most to spend more time at home than ever before. Underexposed seeks to find a way of slowing down and viewing our everyday surroundings in a more mindful and considered way. Designed by Superposition, the making of a pinhole camera came from a desire to step away from their screens, and to reframe the idea of both camera and image as objects in and of themselves. In contrast to digital and smartphone photography, the process of pinhole photography is not instantaneous; a degree of patience is required - both in the length of the exposure and in the development processes, and the results are not always successful or predictable.

Image Credit: Donn Holohan and Elspeth Lee, Superposition

Website: Superposition