While surfing around this evening, I was reminded of an AMAZING photo exhibit I saw last summer in Chicago. I didn’t remember the photographer’s name, but when I read “…Abelardo Morell turning hotel rooms into pinhole cameras” I KNEW it was the same artist!
Melissa and I hit The Art Institute of Chicago at warp speed before we had to catch our flight home. If we hadn’t been in such a rush (a shame, reallyâ€”we literally only spent about 2 minutes admiring “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte“), I would have loved to pour over all the details in each of the photos. The prints are actually pretty bigâ€”about 4′x3′ or so. You can almost imagine being in the room.
The genius of his work is that he takes a shot of the room with a more conventional cameraâ€”in essenceâ€”a camera inside a bigger camera. Brilliant.