Through a tiny pinhole, a shaft of light streams into a black box.
This is photography in its most raw sense, using the device of the camera obscura – a darkened room. Light reflected from these urban landscapes is etched into photo-sensitive surfaces to create the negative images you see before you. In these examples the photographic moment lasts about quarter of an hour and in the case of Hamilton from Hugh Monckton Trust building B, over 3 hours due to unforeseen rain.
Inside the camera, the phenomenon of the outside world is projected upside down on the surrounding walls. Through working with chance, the unexpected and allowing imperfections, different modes of time, space and experience are revealed.