For my drawing machine, I chose to make a camera. I was thinking back on our last assignment, on light and color and thought my machine could draw through the medium of light. Henri Cartier- Bresson once said “photography has never been more than a way into painting, a sort of instant drawing.” Thus, a camera is the ultimate machine for an instantaneous drawing.
The camera I made was a simple pinhole one. I had previously made a rather intricate pinhole in the past. However, without the proper resources here I chose to make one out of a can, a cylindrical vessel painted black, a bit of tape, and photo paper.
The camera worked surprisingly well and I had little difficulty finding a consistent shutter speed at around 30 seconds.