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Abelardo Morell

This week we feature the work of Abelardo Morell. Morell is professor of Photography at the Massachusetts College of Art. On October 15th, he'll be opening a show of mostly new work at the Bonni Benrubi Gallery in NYC. Of special interest is his series of captivating camera obscura images featured in a new book from The Bullfinch Press.

"Simply put, a camera obscura is a room of any size that is made totally dark except for a small opening to the outside. The tiny amount of light entering the enclosed space produces an upside down image of the exterior world on the wall of the room."

"I made most of these photographs in rooms that I converted into camera obscuras. In order to capture these dim, hovering projections in interiors, my exposures with a large-format camera ususally had to be about eight hours long. Even though camera obscura images can be seen with the naked eye, it takes film more time to record the exposures as such low levels of light."

Find more information about Morell and camera obscura here. Do not skip over Luc Sante's beautifully written and insightful introduction to the work.

During a string of Fridays we featured a single work from a photographer, with a link to his or her online portfolio and a few words.