Event Title

PCO (Portable Camera Obscura)

Presenter Information

Makenzie Hack

Mentor 1

Joseph Mougel

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

27-4-2018 1:00 PM

Description

Within a fast-paced image-saturated world, we're easily detached from the fundamentals of the photographic process. Through our development of a large-scale camera obscura, we slow down and think about an image before it's taken. Our research on in-camera manipulation considers the physics of light in relation to image capture, including optics used to focus light and characteristics of light sensitive materials.

A PCO (Portable Camera Obscura) is comprised of the minimum components needed to create a camera: a light-tight box with a small hole to let light rays enter and reflect on the opposite wall. We stretch these boundaries to create a camera obscura that is not only portable, but is large enough to allow for observation and experimentation from inside the camera.

Through community outreach events, we share the experience of image making by merging a 17th century photographic device with ethics of documenting the world around us. Our purpose is to facilitate a pedagogical discourse about photography, regarding history, contemporary practice, and social implications of documentary approaches.

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Apr 27th, 1:00 PM

PCO (Portable Camera Obscura)

Union Wisconsin Room

Within a fast-paced image-saturated world, we're easily detached from the fundamentals of the photographic process. Through our development of a large-scale camera obscura, we slow down and think about an image before it's taken. Our research on in-camera manipulation considers the physics of light in relation to image capture, including optics used to focus light and characteristics of light sensitive materials.

A PCO (Portable Camera Obscura) is comprised of the minimum components needed to create a camera: a light-tight box with a small hole to let light rays enter and reflect on the opposite wall. We stretch these boundaries to create a camera obscura that is not only portable, but is large enough to allow for observation and experimentation from inside the camera.

Through community outreach events, we share the experience of image making by merging a 17th century photographic device with ethics of documenting the world around us. Our purpose is to facilitate a pedagogical discourse about photography, regarding history, contemporary practice, and social implications of documentary approaches.