apartment pinhole camera   the stenop.es project apartment pinhole camera   the stenop.es project
mar 12, 2012

apartment pinhole camera the stenop.es project

the ‘stenop.es’ project converts apartment buildings into camera obscura; here the view of the city of pushkar, india is cast upon a bedroom wall the photograph has been rotated 180° to show the city imagery right-side up, since as with all pinhole cameras it is reflected onto the wall upside down

the ‘stenop.es‘ project by french photographers romain alary and antoine levi effectively transforms apartment rooms into pinhole cameras, merging outdoor and indoor landscapes as the view outside is cast (upside down) upon interior walls.

to achieve the effect, the photographers darken the entire apartment, blocking all light from windows save for a small hole that lets a beam of light enter. rather than the image being captured onto photographic paper in the apartment, the artists instead capture the resulting imagery with stationary DSLR cameras focused on the wall. this perspective permits the striking meshing of ordinary household objects with the edifices and landforms outside.

see below for time lapse videos and more photographs from the project.

additional view

on the ‘stenop.es’ contribution page, viewers are also invited to suggest locations for upcoming shoots in paris or the rest of the world.

‘stenop.es EP #1’, in pushkar, india

‘stenop.es EP #2’, in paris, france

buildings cast upon living room, ‘stenop.es EP #2’, paris, france

city view cast onto kitchen wall, ‘stenop.es EP #2’, paris, france

city streets and buildings, ‘stenop.es EP #1’, pushkar, india

editor’s note: in 2009, artists tom carey and sean chilvers used a bedroom as a camera obscura. see designboom’s coverage of ‘in the dark‘ here. or you might be interested in more experimental pinhole cameras, like francesco capponi’s ‘pinhegg’ pinhole camera from an egg.

via thenextweb

  • boring, many artists do the same manys years before.

    boring says:
  • I guess that makes originality a boring topic..

    originality? says:
  • I think is beautiful, for those who love images, and sound, and everything that is visual, its great!
    i really really like it.
    not boring at all.

    CC says:
  • well, always magic, but thats what Abe Morell been doing for years… (to not refer Mo-Ti, Aristotle, Ibn Al-Haytham, Giovanni Baptista Della Porta, Leonardo da Vinci, …)
    Just depend how far they can push up the idea and maybe bring it to the next level.

    lazy finga says:
  • who cares? it’s still awesome to look at I could see a thousand variations of this technique and be amazed everytime.

    ak says:
  • Maravilloso el efecto de lo Irreal en lo Real!La realidad…Una Utopia?

    Anna del mare Mazzei says:

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