The Camera Obscura in Modern Times

Photographer Abelardo Morell creates unusual images that literally bring the exterior world to the interior of rooms through the use of an optical device, the camera obscura. He has been taking these “travel” photographs since the early 90’s starting with black and white film moving into color and finally digital photography. He uses this optical device first discovered in the 5th century B.C. to fuse the inside with the outside creating literal yet ethereal images. From Times Square to Florence’s Baptistry, Abelardo has traveled the world documenting these camera obscuras. The camera obscura is created by blocking out all the light in a room…