CAMERA OBSCURA PORTRAITS   Beginning in 1983, I created this device for my Introduction to Photography class. The portraits are made with a simple camera obscura, the precursor to the modern camera. A magnifying glass, (my father’s Zeiss), is used to project an image, (inverted), on a piece of tracing paper secured to clear plastic. The canera is set up in the darkroom, with the subject lit behind the curtain. A student poses, and a clear image is formed, focused and and the light is turned off. Black and white photo paper, used as film, is taped to the tracing paper and the light is turned back on momentarily, exposing the image. The paper is then developed conventionally, creating a negative sheet. This negative print can then be contact printed with unexposed paper, creating a positive. Alternatively, the negative can be scanned and inverted into a positive with Photoshop. Once the operation is understood, the portraits are made collaboratively with my students.

CAMERA OBSCURA PORTRAITS

Beginning in 1983, I created this device for my Introduction to Photography class. The portraits are made with a simple camera obscura, the precursor to the modern camera. A magnifying glass, (my father’s Zeiss), is used to project an image, (inverted), on a piece of tracing paper secured to clear plastic. The canera is set up in the darkroom, with the subject lit behind the curtain. A student poses, and a clear image is formed, focused and and the light is turned off. Black and white photo paper, used as film, is taped to the tracing paper and the light is turned back on momentarily, exposing the image. The paper is then developed conventionally, creating a negative sheet. This negative print can then be contact printed with unexposed paper, creating a positive. Alternatively, the negative can be scanned and inverted into a positive with Photoshop. Once the operation is understood, the portraits are made collaboratively with my students.

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These are from my daughter's elementary school. This was the photo teacher.   2004   10X8
These are from my daughter's elementary school. This was the photo teacher. 2004 10X8
Holding a final print. I note that I had a wedding ring on then. I no longer do.   2004   10X8
Holding a final print. I note that I had a wedding ring on then. I no longer do. 2004 10X8
That is my daughter Lily on the right, who is now a college student.   2004   10X8
That is my daughter Lily on the right, who is now a college student. 2004 10X8
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  CAMERA OBSCURA PORTRAITS   Beginning in 1983, I created this device for my Introduction to Photography class. The portraits are made with a simple camera obscura, the precursor to the modern camera. A magnifying glass, (my father’s Zeiss), is used to project an image, (inverted), on a piece of tracing paper secured to clear plastic. The canera is set up in the darkroom, with the subject lit behind the curtain. A student poses, and a clear image is formed, focused and and the light is turned off. Black and white photo paper, used as film, is taped to the tracing paper and the light is turned back on momentarily, exposing the image. The paper is then developed conventionally, creating a negative sheet. This negative print can then be contact printed with unexposed paper, creating a positive. Alternatively, the negative can be scanned and inverted into a positive with Photoshop. Once the operation is understood, the portraits are made collaboratively with my students.
Packer School Student   2004   10X8
Packer School Student   2004   10X8
These are from my daughter's elementary school. This was the photo teacher.   2004   10X8
Holding a final print. I note that I had a wedding ring on then. I no longer do.   2004   10X8
That is my daughter Lily on the right, who is now a college student.   2004   10X8
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CAMERA OBSCURA PORTRAITS

Beginning in 1983, I created this device for my Introduction to Photography class. The portraits are made with a simple camera obscura, the precursor to the modern camera. A magnifying glass, (my father’s Zeiss), is used to project an image, (inverted), on a piece of tracing paper secured to clear plastic. The canera is set up in the darkroom, with the subject lit behind the curtain. A student poses, and a clear image is formed, focused and and the light is turned off. Black and white photo paper, used as film, is taped to the tracing paper and the light is turned back on momentarily, exposing the image. The paper is then developed conventionally, creating a negative sheet. This negative print can then be contact printed with unexposed paper, creating a positive. Alternatively, the negative can be scanned and inverted into a positive with Photoshop. Once the operation is understood, the portraits are made collaboratively with my students.

Packer School Student 2004 10X8
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These are from my daughter's elementary school. This was the photo teacher. 2004 10X8
Holding a final print. I note that I had a wedding ring on then. I no longer do. 2004 10X8
That is my daughter Lily on the right, who is now a college student. 2004 10X8
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