Abelardo Morell (Cuban/American, b. 1948)
Camera Obscura Image of Boston View Looking Southeast in Conference Room, 1998. Signed, numbered, titled, and dated "ABELARDO MORELL #17/30..." in pencil on the verso at bottom (visible through an opening in the backing). Gelatin silver print, sight size 17 7/8 x 22 1/4 in. (45.3 x 56.4 cm), framed.
Condition: Not examined out of frame.
N.B. Photographer Abelardo Morell is noted for his series of works made using camera obscura techniques. He describes the process in this way: "In setting up a room…, 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… One of the satisfactions I get from making this imagery comes from my seeing the weird and yet natural marriage of the inside and outside." 
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