Open Studio, the downtown gallery associated with Cambrian College, presents its Camera Obscura: Downtown Upside Down exhibit Feb. 13 to March 5.
Camera obscura is the Latin translation for “darkened room.”
How a camera obscura works: a room or area is darkened with the exception of a small hole, where light passes through from outside and the scenery outside is projected inside the darkened space upside down.
The camera obscura is the device, which lead to the development of photography using mirrors to “right” the projected image and capture it through a chemical process.
Camera Obscura: Downtown Upside Down will showcase the flipped landscape beyond the gallery's windows: the building across the street, the corner of Cedar and Lisgar St., street traffic, pedestrians, the sky. The image is not static; it is fleeting and changes with the brightness of the light. Come by and take a peek!
A pinhole camera workshop with Stacey Lalande takes place Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There's free admission, and materials are provided.
Open Studio is located at 93 Cedar Street, Unit 303.