Richard Learoyd - Colour Camera Obscura

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  1. Ian Leake

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    I saw one of Richard Learoyd's prints today. He uses a camera obscura to expose unto big sheets of Ilfochrome. The results he gets are stunning.

    Is there anyone else working like this?
     
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    Vera Lutter will rent cargo containers, and leave the exposure going for a month. She displays the paper negative and does not make a positive.. I think they're conceptionally compelling but visually disappointing. Maybe that would change in person, but I doubt it.
     
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    Learoyd makes portraits with artificial light, though the two I've seen were both still life. The first was a vase of flowers and the second (the one I saw today) was a human spine laid out on a table. Both were very visually compelling I'm glad to say. Apparently he has an exhibition on somewhere in London so I'm going to try and track that down.
     
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    Similar, but not quite the same - I was at my local art gallery today and they had 2 related very large prints from an artist whose name escapes me - apparently he created a light-tight box and shone a projector through a chandelier, exposing some form of photographic material (the description was non-specific). Somewhat interesting crystalline formations and halo effects - not exactly something I'd seek out on my own, though.

    For the life of me I can't remember the artist's name - the description specifically mentioned "camera-less photography" but my Google searches for that and anything chandelier-related are coming up empty...