Distant Lens

"Distant Lens" is a modified 8x10" view camera equipped with a pico-projector inside its bellows. The projector projects video onto the camera's large viewfinder, creating an illusion of moving waves. A custom-made lens board holds an Ethernet socket and cable, replacing the camera lens and highlighting the critical addition of technology to the camera's construction and concept. The video feed is from a webcam located in Hawaii and emphasizes the telematic quality of live webcam feeds. The camera is mounted on a tripod with an Ethernet cable and blends photography and video, typically separated by just a swipe on mobile devices. In this work, the video is viewed through the static frame of the camera.

The works Distant Lens and Analogue Waves were exhibited on March 2015 at Gallery Taik Persons Berlin.