15
Dec
10

Abelardo Morell : ‘Camera Obscura’ (Photography)

The Chrysler Building in Hotel Room
Camera Obscura image
gelatin silver print
1997

Castle Courtyard in bedroom
Camera Obscura image
gelatin silver print
2000

The Brooklyn Bridge in Bedroom
Camera Obscura image
gelatin silver print
1997

Manhattan View Looking South in Large Room
Camera Obscura image
gelatin silver print
1996

Boston’s Old Customs House in Hotel Room I
Camera Obscura image
gelatin silver print
1999

The Thames inside Office, London, England
Camera Obscura image
gelatin silver print
2001

Windows in Gallery with Hopper Painting,Whitney Museum
Camera Obscura image
gelatin silver print
2003

“As the world of photography grows ever more digitized, Morell offers a glorious and surprising reminder of its classical roots. The well-known Cuban-born photographer essentially turns a room into the interior of a camera. He blacks out the windows, leaving a pinhole opening in one of them. Because of the nature of refracted light, the scene outside the window is projected upside down into the dim room. Morell then captures the room on film with a large-format view camera; exposures can take eight hours or more. The juxtapositions are eerily beautiful: New England clapboard houses hang serenely on the walls of a child’s bedroom strewn with toy dinosaurs; Times Square throws a patchwork over the walls and bed of a Manhattan hotel room; the cityscape of Havana spreads across the crumbling interior wall of an apartment.” [Extract : Editors of Scientific American]

Abelardo Morell : Website

Abelardo Morell : Bonni Benrubi Gallery

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