With Vertigo, Abelardo Morell created unique, dynamic views of the Golden Gate Bridge by means of the camera obscura — a centuries-old technique that uses a tiny opening in a wall to project images of the outside world into a darkened room. Bringing images of the bridge inside the fort, Morell created a magical sense of experiencing two perspectives at once. Morell complemented the installation with photographs of the Golden Gate made with a tent camera (a portable form of camera obscura), superimposing landscape views onto the land itself.
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Abelardo Morell has been making dreamy, large-format photographs using camera obscura techniques for over seventeen years. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and his work has been collected and shown internationally, including at The Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.