Abelardo Morell ~ Camera Obscura

Abelardo Morell

As vivid as a dream, a hyper-sharp image of the Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan materializes above tousled sheets. To make the surreal picture, Morell essentially put his camera inside a room serving as a camera and kept his shutter open for five hours to expose on film the incoming image. He used a prism to flip the projection right-side up.

“View of the Brooklyn Bridge in Bedroom,” 2009