PROCESS: The name "Obscured beauty" alludes to the process used. It also reflects the act of making any image of the world around us. We can never fully capture its raw beauty without obscuring it with our own perceptions, which I have literally done through these images.
"Obscured beauty" is a series of images I've taken of well-known London landmarks mixing the use of digital and early photographic practices. I came about this way of documenting images whilst preparing to teach a pinhole photography class, without the access of a darkroom I had to explore other camera-less photography options. I decided to try and make mini camera obscuras with empty snack packs, this proved to be successful so I went about taking images of the process step by step for a worksheet. The last image I wanted was an experience of looking through the cylinder and this is how I discovered this form of photography.
However I have realised this way of combining modern with classic photography processes, is almost a form of self reflection as I myself an divided by both my nostalgia for a past I have only experience through photography and the modern prospects of future photographic history and experiences.