Camera Obscura Photography

Using the primitive technique of camera obscura, Abelardo Morell converts ordinary rooms into projection cameras, photographing the results with his view camera.  In order to make this kind of photographs Morell covers all windows with plastic in order to achieve total darkness. Then he cuts one small hole in the plastic that he uses to cover the windows. An inverted image of the view outside then floods onto the walls in the room. He focuses the large-format camera on the incoming image on the wall and exposes the film.

Central Park in Fall

The Pantheon in Hotel Albergo del Sole Room #111, Rome, Italy.

Brooklyn Bridge

Tent camera image of landscape outside Florence.

Image of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice

Photographed with a tent camera on a rooftop capturing the view of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Here’s a video that demonstrates the technique.