The always curious photographer Albelardo Morell is known for making photographs using rooms as a Camera Obscura but he has taken the process one step further by inventing a Tent Camera which projects the landscape viewpoint existing outside the tent onto the ground inside the tent. He then photographs this projection merging ground and horizon image in a new kind of double exposure. His images are currently on view at the Stephen Daiter Gallery.
“I have worked with my assistant, C.J. Heyliger, on designing a light proof tent which can project views of the surrounding landscape, via periscope type optics, onto the surface of the ground inside the tent. Inside this space I photograph the sandwich of these two outdoor realities meeting on the ground. Depending on the quality of the surface, these views can take on a variety of painterly effects. The added use of digital technology on my camera lets me record visual moments in a much shorter time frame– for instance I can now get clouds and people to show up in some of the photographs.”
via the artist’s web site
The Tent Photographs of Abelardo Morell