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Summer Photography (2)

Last week I discussed the camera obscura and promised a profile of an artist who turns everyday objects into cameras. He creates pinhole cameras, a basic technology based on the camera obscura. Here is the post from 2015.  From Train … Continue reading

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Summer Photography

Summer is officially here and we will be spending our time experiencing new places and new ideas. Every artist needs to mix things up and that is what we intend to do. During this time we’ll highlight posts from our … Continue reading

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Painters and Optical Devices (Part 1 Vermeer)

While writing a recent post describing how painters have depicted three-dimensional space I started thinking about a related topic that is also interesting. I’m referring to the influence of optical devices – mostly cameras and photography – on the way … Continue reading

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From Train Toilets to Laundromats: The Inventive Mind

Last week I wrote about the magic of the camera obscura. While writing that post I was reminded of the work of artist Steven Pippin who constructs unique camera obscura/pinhole cameras out of unexpected materials. He has converted refrigerators, washing … Continue reading

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The Magic of a Dark Chamber: The Camera Obscura

I find myself drawn to artists who direct their attention to very early technologies, such as the camera obscura. A camera obscura is basically a room, or box, that has a small hole on one wall. Light from the outside … Continue reading

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