Artist of the Day- Abelardo Morell(click on image to view individually)

Morell has worked with Camera Obscura for most of his career. He was born in Cuba and moved with his family to the U.S. in 1962. He graduated from Bowdoin College and has an MFA from Yale. He now lives in the Boston area. I’m including a quote from his website about the camera obscura process which is now thought to have been used by Dutch artists in the 1600s…(thank you David Hockney)

“I made my first picture using camera obscura techniques in my darkened living room in 1991. In setting up a room to make this kind of photograph, I cover all windows with black plastic in order to achieve total darkness. Then, I cut a small hole in the material I use to cover the windows. This opening allows an inverted image of the view outside to flood onto the back walls of the room. Typically then I focused my large-format camera on the incoming image on the wall then make a camera exposure on film. In the beginning, exposures took from five to ten hours.”