Empty space

Maria Koval

Beginning in the late 1500s the figure of the camera obscura begins to assume a preeminent importance in delimiting and defining the relations between observer and world.

Jonathan Crary

The third week of self-isolation, uncertainty and suspense. The camera obscura allows me to observe a world that is inaccessible now, but still penetrating into the enclosed space around me with light. It is essential to calculate the size of the hole to be able to control the brightness and sharpness, the waiting time. I watch the movement of the material world – the sun, clouds, cars, I begin to anticipate the best-lighting-moment to start shooting. Time is a long exposure now.

April 2020
Krakow, PL

Photography in Light of the Pandemic