Abelardo Morell on his Tent Camera Photographs

“Having to work to earn a certain kind of image feels right. If it comes too easy, it might be suspect.” —Abelardo Morell

From within a light-proof tent and aided by periscope-type optics, beloved illusionist Abelardo Morell captures the nearby landscape via a view camera that projects the image onto the surface of the ground. The result he calls “a rather wonderful sandwich of two outdoor realities coming together”—an outcome not easily reached, but worthy of his efforts.

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