Camera In Camera

Abelardo Morell in Places Journal

For more than two decades, the Cuban American photographer Abelardo Morell has been working on and off on his Camera Obscura series. Although his methods have developed somewhat over that period, the essential modus operandi has remained constant. Morell transforms a room into a camera obscura by blacking out all apertures for light save a small hole into which he inserts a lens. Then he sets up his camera and photographs the result, capturing, through long exposures of up to eight hours, the inverted image of the outside world projected through the lens onto the surfaces of the darkened room. The resulting photographs are both instantly enchanting and endlessly fascinating.

6 October 2020