May 1, 2011
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
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