PROJECT | KITCHEN CAMERA | MIKE BELL
Alternative Photography and Print Making
(home-made camera obscurer)
Mike Bell made use of his time learning new photographic techniques allowing him to keep occupied during the South African lockdown. Living alone in a flat in Johannesburg where use of the garden, stairways and general public areas where restricted. Unable to work for most part of the lockdown like many South Africans, Mike has made use of things he had in the flat to learn and create.
The images below are from the kitchen camera (camera obscurer) he made for under R100. A few plastic bags, a magnifying glass and some bits and bobs.
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