A Pinhole Diary of Eating Out

A long-term project by photographer Nancy Breslin

I have been photographing meals out since 2003. For 10 years (May 2003 to December 2013) I posted over 2000 of these pictures at fotolog.com/squaremeals. Since 2012 I have been posting work to tumblr, but starting on 1/1/14 I will post all of my pinhole meals here. More of my work is available at www.nancybreslin.com.
3-14-14.  Dinner at Murali, Pengaton City (Arlington), Virginia.  5 minute pinhole exposure.

3-14-14.  Dinner at Murali, Pengaton City (Arlington), Virginia.  5 minute pinhole exposure.

3-8-14.  Dinner at the Java Moon Cafe, at Penn Station, Baltimore.  10 minute pinhole exposure.

3-8-14.  Dinner at the Java Moon Cafe, at Penn Station, Baltimore.  10 minute pinhole exposure.

3-8-14.  Tea and carrot cake at Diamond Tavern (at the Hilton), Baltimore.  4 minute pinhole exposure.

3-8-14.  Tea and carrot cake at Diamond Tavern (at the Hilton), Baltimore.  4 minute pinhole exposure.

3-8-14.  Lunch at Jimmy John’s, Baltimore.  30 second pinhole exposure.

3-8-14.  Lunch at Jimmy John’s, Baltimore.  30 second pinhole exposure.

3-8-14.  Breakfast at the Baltimore Days Inn.  2 minute pinhole exposure.

3-8-14.  Breakfast at the Baltimore Days Inn.  2 minute pinhole exposure.

3-7-14.  Dinner at the Pratt Street Ale House, Baltimore.  1 hour pinhole exposure.

3-7-14.  Dinner at the Pratt Street Ale House, Baltimore.  1 hour pinhole exposure.

3-7-14.  Tea and dessert at the Diamond Tavern (at the Baltimore Hilton).  30 second pinhole exposure.

3-7-14.  Tea and dessert at the Diamond Tavern (at the Baltimore Hilton).  30 second pinhole exposure.

3-7-14.  Self portrait - having a Jimmy John’s sandwich for lunch in the Hilton lobby, Baltimore, Maryland.  25 second pinhole exposure.

3-7-14.  Self portrait - having a Jimmy John’s sandwich for lunch in the Hilton lobby, Baltimore, Maryland.  25 second pinhole exposure.

I don’t think this ever happened before.  We stayed at the Days Inn in Baltimore and had breakfast and dinner there.  We were seated at the same table, and I took a pinhole photo each time - almost identical shots, except for light or darkness through the windows.
BTW - nothing spoils the ambiance like five TVs within view.

I don’t think this ever happened before.  We stayed at the Days Inn in Baltimore and had breakfast and dinner there.  We were seated at the same table, and I took a pinhole photo each time - almost identical shots, except for light or darkness through the windows.

BTW - nothing spoils the ambiance like five TVs within view.

3-7-14.  Breakfast at the Days Inn, Baltimore.  9 minute pinhole exposure.  By coincidence, they had us at the same table as dinner the night before - compare with the previous shot.

3-7-14.  Breakfast at the Days Inn, Baltimore.  9 minute pinhole exposure.  By coincidence, they had us at the same table as dinner the night before - compare with the previous shot.