Tent Camera

by Abelardo morell




Tent Camera by Abelardo Morell. This is number 275 from an edition of 350 signed numbered slipcased copies. Signed by Abelardo Morell to a label tipped in to the back cover. No markings. The book is in new condition. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Tent Camera

“I have always loved the 19th Century photographs of the American West by Carleton Watkins, Timothy O’Sullivan and William Henry Jackson but, when I had a commission to photograph these landscapes anew, the work of these men daunted me—so much so that, for a long time, I couldn’t imagine how I would approach making landscape images myself. But like many immigrants, I felt moved to explore the vastness of my adopted country.” — Abelardo Morell Working with his assistant, C.J. Heyliger, Cuban-born artist Abelardo Morell has famously designed a light proof tent that, via periscope type optics, makes it possible to project a view of the nearby landscape onto whatever ground is under the tent. Then, inside this darkened space he uses a view camera to record the effect. So, this Tent-Camera now liberates Morell to use camera obscura techniques in a world of new places."

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