Self portrait of pinhole photographer Nancy Breslin at a diner in Pittsburgh
5-28-09. Lunch at Pamela's Diner, Pittsburgh. 12 second pinhole exposure.


Nancy Breslin is a Washington, DC based photographer who specializes in photographs taken with pinhole and plastic cameras. For some projects she works with alternative photographic processes or in video.

One of her toy camera images was a finalist in the 9th annual Smithsonian magazine photography contest (2012). She was featured as the February 2012 Pinhole Photographer at Chris Keeney's site, where you can see eleven of her recent images. Her work is also profiled in the December 2012 issue of Shutterbug (pages 28 and 30) and she is a featured photographer at digitalab (UK) in February, 2014.

Washington City Paper named one of her gum bichromate prints as among the most memorable images of 2010.

Her video, "A Five Minute Introduction to Pinhole Photography" can be seen on vimeo.

Within the gallery you will find several portfolios of work from recent years.