Worlds in a Small Room
Teaching at LCC has moved online so studio practice is out and home-based projects are now where it's at. We looked at the camera obscura, an enclosed box with a hole in one side - if the hole is small enough, an image of the outside world is projected onto the opposite face and was used by early artists to achieve correct perspective. You can do the same with a room if you block out the window with cardboard (thanks for all the lockdown deliveries, Amazon), leaving a hole the size of a £1 coin. The outside world appears faintly on the interior walls, a long exposure brings out all the detail & colour and it's genuinely magical. I thought I should have the courage of my convictions, having only previously read about the process, and this is my attempt.