Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura

When resting in the shadow of a tall fig tree, Aristoteles discovered a small spot of light between the leaves. he traced the beam of light down to the ground, and, at his feet he saw the image of the sun and some clouds projected to the sand. This was the discovery of the natural camera. It was many centuries later when cameras according to this principle were built by mankind. Among others, the famous dutch painter Johannes Vermeer used a Camera Obscura  to draw the outlines of his paintings in order to keep the composition and the perspective as close as possible to nature. Only photography could catch and fixate the light in the Camera Obscura.
The images I produce have been taken by means of the natural camera, showing the world through an eye without a lens, let alone a brain. The object of these images is to look at the world in a natural process, unbiased and without any reasoning. In order to take the Camera Obscura images to their full impact I print them in various techniques: silver-bromide-printing; silkscreen-printing; digital lambda-printing. 
Very successful are lightboxes, in witch the large format b/w negatives look spectacular..

Ype Limburg

 

Tyrolian daily newspaper:

“These are the impressions of nature, known and relatively unknown places, witch the native Dutchman, Ype Limburg, captured in untypical secluded melancholy with his Camera Obscura, (pinhole-camera) and perpetuated on canvas by silkscreen printing.
Images obscured by fog, distributed ghostlike in space, are the transposition of the visible in a transcendental experience”.