Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day in Barcelona / by Jana Uyeda

This year for Pinhole Day I gathered with a network of friends in Barcelona, Spain. We shot some pinhole, dined on chorizo and cheese, drank vermouth and laughed together as good friends do. 

I would like to say thank you to this year's hosts, Jesus Joglar and Xavi Bassols, who organized strolls through this wondrous city, fantastic lunches and even a pétanque game beneath the Arc de Triomf. It isn't easy navigating the cobblestone alleyways and winding paths of Barcelona, but between the occasional coffee shop stop and tapas, I always found energy.

I'm still working through the rolls of film from this trip, but here are a few favorites:

This image was made on Pinhole Day as we strolled through the streets. I had my ONDU 6x6 on the floor and pointed up. It captures just one of the many long, narrow streets of Barcelona.

This image was made on Pinhole Day as we strolled through the streets. I had my ONDU 6x6 on the floor and pointed up. It captures just one of the many long, narrow streets of Barcelona.

An image taken on the Barcelona metro with Markus, Jesus and Alex. Note the Pinhole Assist app on my phone keeping time for my exposure.

An image taken on the Barcelona metro with Markus, Jesus and Alex. Note the Pinhole Assist app on my phone keeping time for my exposure.

A pinhole from the Sagrada Familia. The area inside and out was swarming with tourists so you can imagine what happened the first time I put my pinhole camera on the floor. A tourist came by with his hands raised taking pictures of the ceiling and kicked the camera. I immediately picked it up and wound to a new frame. This image was not intentional but I love the result.

A pinhole from the Sagrada Familia. The area inside and out was swarming with tourists so you can imagine what happened the first time I put my pinhole camera on the floor. A tourist came by with his hands raised taking pictures of the ceiling and kicked the camera. I immediately picked it up and wound to a new frame. This image was not intentional but I love the result.

An intentional image of the Sagrada Familia and my entry for the WPPD gallery.

An intentional image of the Sagrada Familia and my entry for the WPPD gallery.