The pinhole camera is a box with a tiny hole which, by allowing light in, projects on the opposite surface from the opening an inverted image of what the camera sees. Out of focus features these cameras which are designed for a very specific intention, even for a type of light found in a given location. Added to Olpe’s images are those of over thirty other photographic artists to whom the Basel native gave his light sensitive boxes in exchange for the resulting pictures, displayed at his exhibition and featuring in the accompanying publication.
Curator : Musée suisse de l’appareil photographique.
A catalogue of the exhibition is available at the Musée
Exhibition extended until January 15, 2013