Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Camera Obscura: Modern Primitivism.

Camera Obscura: Modern Primitivism. Photographs by Darius Kuzmickas. KuDa Editions, Las Vegas, 2005. 34 pp., 16 sepia and colour illustrations., 8½x8½".

I'm absolutely in love with cameras and also with the concept and feel of camera obscura, so any book with camera obscura in the title is immediately going to have my attention.

" 'Camera Obscura: Modern Primitivism', published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, features a selection of photographs taken using both large-format and digital pinhole cameras.

The results are warm, intimate images, focusing primarily on landscapes. And while the images shot using traditional film cameras and toned to deep sepias take on the look of immutable antiquities, the digital work is more like a series of hazy memories, providing an interesting counter-point with its fuzzy coloration and off-kilter composition."
-- part of publisher's description.

Lithuanian-born photographer Darius Kuzmickas lives and works in Las Vegas, US. He has exhibited his work mainly in the US, but also in Europe.

The images in 'Camera Obscura: Modern Primitivism' is quiet and meditative - a picture of serenity.

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