August 12, 2011
Photograph by Abelardo Morell
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As vivid as a dream, a hypersharp image of the Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan materializes above tousled sheets. To make the surreal picture, Morell essentially put his camera inside a room serving as a camera and kept his shutter open for five hours to expose on film the incoming image. He used a prism to flip the projection right-side up.
"View of the Brooklyn Bridge in Bedroom," 2009
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