Sheridan O’Neal submits Abelardo Morrell
Morrell has used a camera obscura and digital photographing techniques in order to create his work. I especially appreciate his tent camera series. He created a light tight tent and attached a camera obscura to the top of the tent, projecting the image on the ground. It creates amazing images that interact with the texture of the grass, sidewalk, or whatever he is shooting on. They create painterly landscapes and the tent allows him to produce images wherever he wants, instead of using a room. His other work consists of the same process but in rooms. He also creates photograms and cliche-verres. I think all of his work is very engaging conversation with the viewer, allowing them to view their reality in new ways and meanings.