Camera Obscura Updates

Having a lot of fun over here. Also experimenting with time lapse camera obscura – needs a lot more refining and a dedicated brighter day.

Somethings are best left shut.

Somethings are best left shut.

Taken inside the tent cam

Taken inside the tent cam

If you look carefully you can see the sky projected onto shredded paper...

If you look carefully you can see the sky projected onto shredded paper…

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Camera Obscura

A friend and I have been working on a large camera obscura tent which is portable. I love creating camera obscuras and often turn my bedroom into one. There is something magical about waking up in the morning and finding oneself immersed in a moving, live image. Nature’s light installations.

This was a bit of a botch job, using tape and large pieces of blackout material over a plastic frame. It worked but needed some development!

This was a bit of a botch job, using tape and large pieces of blackout material over a plastic frame. It worked but needed some development!

I sewed the blackout fabric together in kind of patchwork cube...here it is draped over some chairs in my kitchen.

I sewed the blackout fabric together in kind of patchwork cube…here it is draped over some chairs in my kitchen.

The frame work for the portable camera obscura

The frame work for the portable camera obscura

Waterproof ground sheet to save wet bottoms when inside the camera obscura

Waterproof ground sheet to save wet bottoms when inside the camera obscura

The camera obscura working...

The camera obscura working…

One of the images taken inside using black and white photography paper.

One of the images taken inside using black and white photography paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Much more refining to do…and we are now thinking about other ways of ‘recording the image’ as it becomes distorted when the tent is caught in a gusts of wind and this added to the experience when sitting inside.

Here are some Vimeo clips of other camera obscura amazingness: