Room-Sized Camera Obscura Brings The Outdoors Inside
A photography series transforms interiors into otherwordly environments through projection.
In his captivating series “Camera Obscura”, photographer Abelardo Morell brings the outside world indoors. The photo project began in 1991 when Morell began projecting the view outside on the walls of his living room, and twenty-two years later – he has expanded his scope and captured interiors all around the world, using an unusual camera obscura method.
Morell achieves these fascinating images by installing a lens or prism in a window, which changes the space into a camera obscura. Next, the outdoor view is projected onto the opposite wall, upside down through the lens. Then, a long-exposure photograph snaps the outside world as its projected within the room. Morell explains in more detail: