Fascinating what if’s…

All through the show of Abelardo Morell’s photographs at the High Museum in Atlanta, I kept thinking I could hear the artist mumbling, whispering…  “I know how the camera obscura works, well, what if…

“…I used a room instead of a box…

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“And you know how books conjure images?  What if…

Screen Shot 2014-03-15 at 2.45.57 PM Screen Shot 2014-03-15 at 2.46.18 PM“Now, what if I just place objects on photo-sensitive paper — no camera, no lens, just light… “Screen Shot 2014-03-15 at 2.46.42 PM

Amazing how the most concrete form of all gives rise to some of his most surrealist imagery.  For more of such “what if’s,” check out Mr. Morell’s website.

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