Lensless Imaging with Bryan Whitney - January 16-February 13, 2019

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Lensless Imaging with Bryan Whitney - January 16-February 13, 2019

from 500.00

Lensless Imaging

Any changes to the program will be announced online.
All programs and events are held at Penumbra Foundation.
36 E. 30th St. New York, NY, 10016
(917) 288-0343 | info@penumbrafoundation.org | penumbrafoundation.org

Image © Bryan Whitney

 

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Jan 16-Feb 13
Wednesday Evenings
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Who needs a lens?  This class will focus on the most primitive optics known: the pinhole and the zone plate, both of which create strange and etherial images with the simplest of means.  A pinhole forms an image by diffraction of light around the edges of the small hole while a zone plate also uses diffraction using rings printed on a piece of mylar.  The resulting images seem to be from another world and have a mystical and mysterious quality. Shooting without a modern lens also encourages you to see more directly and understand how objects are transformed by the image making process.  Traditionally used on film cameras it is now possible to shoot pinhole on a digital sensor, and the zone plate can be shot hand held in good light.  Using a digital camera will allow us to have immediate feedback to understand how these techniques work. Come explore the world without a lens and see what you find! 

 

BRYAN WHITNEY is a fine art photographer currently teaching at the International Center for Photography in New York. His current work focuses on site specific installations and multi image pieces using a wide variety of alternative imaging techniques including x-rays, zone plates, stereoscopic imaging and 3d modeling. His passion for historic architecture and interiors has led to work for magazines and museums worldwide. Most recently he has created 3D images of 7th century BC Egyptian temples in north Sudan as part of a project sponsored by the Qatar Museums Authority. bryanwhitney.com

Image © Bryan Whitney