Abelardo Morell is a Cuban-American photographer who works with a camera obscura to create really fantastic upside down photos. Many of Morell’s objects are historically significant landmarks in Venice, Italy.
A Camera obscura, which is Latin for "dark chamber", is said to be the precursor to the present day camera. Britannica.com describes it as "a darkened enclosure having an aperture usually provided with a lens through which light from external objects enters to form an image on the opposite surface."
The gallery has a fantastic collection of photos from Morell’s installation. The gorgeous lead photo, which happens to be my favorite, is called View of Volta del Canal in Palazzo Room painted with Jungle Motif, Venice Italy 2008.
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