The mobile Camera Obscura 2010

Working as LUCIDA with local painter Antonio Farelli : we constructed a 3mx3mx4m mobile Camera Obscura – the ‘dark room’ used by portrait painters of the past to facilitate rapid, acurate drawing. Hundreds of adults and young people experienced the magic of ‘the world turned upside down’ and enjoyed unexpected success with sketching portraits of their friends. The Camera Obscura workshops ran at Shropshire’s Teenage Kicks event and twice in the town main square, working well in sunny and grey days: feedback was outstanding. Book now for events from May – Sept 2011. Project supported by ‘Shrewsbury Summer Season’. Photographs by Graham Peet (The Public). For Camera Obscura used by Old Masters, see Hockney-Falco Thesis, Wikipedia

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