21 Nov 2020

Diane Stoppard: Whangarei's giant pinhole camera

From Saturday Morning, 11:43 am on 21 November 2020

Diane Stoppard is a commercial photographer based in Whangarei who is also leading the $1 million Camera Obscura project in the city.

Opening on Friday 20 November, it's a giant walk-in pinhole camera clad in decorative steel that commands great views of the Hatea River and Te Matau ā Pohe (the fish hook-inspired bridge crossing the river).

Camera obscura (Latin for "dark chamber") are a particular passion of Stoppard's, who has travelled around the world to study them.

Camera Obscura -  Whangerei

Camera Obscura - Whangerei Photo: supplied / Diane Stoppard