At first glance, it looks like there’s some serious Photoshop trickery going on in these photos, but in fact, they were produced using one of the oldest techniques in the book: camera obscura!
Massachusetts-based photographer Abelardo Morell has been creating photos with the antique process since 1991, so he’s what we’d call a pro.
Photos of Interiors Made With Camera Obscura
via Lens Culture
3:23 pm • 9 March 2014 • 699 notes
DAILY PIC: Abelardo Morell took this photo of Central Park in 2008 by turning a room in a fancy New York apartment into a camera obscura, projecting the view from its windows onto its back wall. Morell’s huge print of that projection is on display in the Edwynn Houk booth at the Armory fair, and seems to be one of the few works at the fair that acknowledges the social realities of our one-per-center’s art world. This photo, after all, imagined on the wall of a collector’s deluxe apartment, is very much of a piece with the views that the wealthy acquire with their real estate. Morell’s single image does a beautiful job of sandwiching together the physical interior of a posh flat, with its classic Asian carpets and parquet, and the immaterial open space outside it. The image makes clear the extent to which, more and more, the rich have taken possession of a city that the rest of us live in on sufferance. Even Central Park, one of our great public amenities, has been more or less privatized, depending for its survival on the well-heeled members of the Conservancy who – for now at least – have chosen to keep their “backyard” in good trim. (©Abelardo Morell, Boston / Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York & Zürich)
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4:22 pm • 7 March 2014 • 545 notes
FotoFilmic’14 SHORTLIST 1 Online Feature #17: introducing the work of Matthew Cronin | Boston MA, USA
Short interview + photographs & links at:
1:26 pm • 6 March 2014 • 6 notes
Carousel Slideshow V
CAROUSEL SLIDESHOW V - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - DUE APRIL 1st
Carousel Slideshow is a one-night only, digitally projected group show featuring the recent work of local and international photographers. It is curated by Aviary Gallery with rotating guest curators. Our next event will take place at the New Art Center in Newtonville, Massachusetts on Saturday, May 5th of 2014. This iteration of Carousel Slideshow will be part of the programming for the New Art Center’s upcoming exhibition curated by Caitie Moore (Aint-Bad Magazine) and Sarah Pollman, Flash of an Instant.
To submit your photos, please email up to 15 jpgs, sized 1200 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi, to email@example.com with “Carousel Slideshow Submission” in the subject line. All images should be work made within the last year. Along with your images, please include a link to your website or portfolio and include a brief bio (250 words or less). Label the files with your name and numeration. (Example: lastname_firstname_01.jpg).
We’re asking a 10 dollar submission fee. Please paypal your submission fee to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include in your email your paypal confirmation number.
Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Submissions are due on April 1st 2014 at 11:59pm EST.
Postcard images by (left to right) Ryan Arthurs, Eric Ruby, Lindsay Metivier, Genesis Baez, Robin Myers, Dylan Nelson and Steven Paneccasio. Background image by Dylan Nelson.
7:20 am • 6 March 2014 • 19 notes