May 1, 2011

Brooklyn Bridge

Photograph by Abelardo Morrell

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel and Adventure Photos

A postcard view of the Brooklyn Bridge receives a gritty makeover when Morell projects the image onto a tar paper rooftop. Experimenting with mood and texture, he turned a floorless tent into a camera obscura. Light entering a periscope-like opening sets an image onto the ground, providing what Morell calls "an old-fashioned look."

"Tent-Camera Image on Ground: Rooftop View of the Brooklyn Bridge," 2010

See more pictures from the May 2011 feature story "Rooms With a View."

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