“Blueprint (By the Lakes)” is Hans Alf Gallery's contribution to this years Copenhagen Photo Festival. The exhibition, which opens on June 2nd, features an exclusive series of pinhole cyanotypes by painter and draughtsman extraordinaire Morten Schelde.
Most people probably think of large-scale, usually monochrome pencil drawings and colorful oil paintings, when they think of Morten Schelde (b 1972), but the celebrated draughtsman is actually an avid photographer as well.
In recent years, Schelde has been particularly fond of pinhole photography. What sets this method apart is the fact that the photographer doesn’t use a lens, but rather utilizes a microscopic opening – a puncture hole in a cap for instance – which the motive then, much like in a camera obscura, is reflected through. It is the soft, almost dissolved quality of the images and the simplicity of the process in particular, which fascinates the artist.
During Copenhagen Photo Festival – from June 2nd till June 12th – Hans Alf Gallery will be exhibiting a series of pinhole cyanotypes entitled “Blueprint (By the Lakes)” in the gallery project room, allowing people to experience an exclusive selection of Morten Schelde’s photographs while his solo exhibition "New Paintings" is on display in the main gallery.