The landscape format paper bound book is 8.375″ h x 10.25″ w x .2″ It includes 20 images selected from the voluminous body of work. An essay by Gail Buckland discusses Schwartz & Westheimer’s work in the context of the history of art. The book design is by Beverly Joel of pulp, ink.com. A selection …
Projects tagged with ''camera obscura''
“Architexture”, Brooklyn Fireproof Gallery, Brooklyn NY, November 2003 Alan Klotz Gallery New York NY, September 2005 Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati OH, January 2006 “New York City in Focus”, NYC Health & Hospitals, Manhattan, Bronx and Queens NY, October 2008
Digital prints of the Camera Obscura images of New York City
Together Charles Schwartz and Bill Westheimer explored the city of New York on the upper east side of Manhattan using a Camera Obscura. These pictures reveal the city through the unique viewpoint of the camera obscura and record the images digitally. The Camera Obscura's location is fixed, yet it provides an ever changing view of the city's activities, architecture and landscape. The images use the pre-photographic camera obscura technology combined with post-photographic digital capture to create a timeless view of New York. The digital camera instantly captures the ephemeral projections in a clear crisp reality that transports the viewer into other worlds.
Blog posts tagged with ''camera obscura''
The Camera Obscura that Charles Schwartz and I used for our New York Camera Obscura project was built on his roof overlooking New York City’s Central Park was built by George Keene, a brilliant man who was a scientist, engineer, craftsman and man of all ages. The Camera Obscura was beautifully designed, engineered, and built …
Charles Schwartz On January 24, 2019 my dear friend Charles Schwartz died. He had been sick and incapacitated for years, so his death was bittersweet. He was released from a personal hell being imprisoned in his crumpled body. May 21st, 2019 a memorial was held at the Explorers Club in midtown Manhattan where Charles had …
Bill’s Camera Obscura work, produced in collaboration with Charles Schwartz is featured in the show “CONTEMPORARY OBSCURISTS” at the Alan Klotz Gallery from September 15 through November 12, 2005. The gallery is located at 511 W 25th St, 7th floor. and is open Wednesday through Saturday