Tent-Camera Image on Ground: View of Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming


Abelardo Morell (American, born Cuba, 1948)




Pigmented inkjet print


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Purchase with funds from Joe Williams and Tede Fleming, Friends of Photography, and with funds given in memory of Dr. Robert Bunnen

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Abelardo Morell is internationally renowned for images that use the language of photography to explore visual surprise and wonder. From pictures of his family and home from a child’s point of view to images in which he turns an entire room into a camera obscura, Morell approaches picture-making with wit and creativity. Recently he explored the concept of joining an image of a landscape with the nearby surface of the ground. With the help of his assistant, Morell designed a light-proof tent that projects a view of the landscape onto the ground under the tent through the use of optics similar to a periscope. He then used a view camera inside this darkened space to record the effect.

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© Abelardo Morell.