In a topsy-turvy photographic experience of Perth, one of Australia’s most acclaimed photographers brings the outside in.
Robyn Stacey has been creating spectacular and sumptuous images since the mid-1980s and for PIAF she transforms an entire hotel room into a walk-in camera obscura. Translated as ‘dark room’, the camera obscura is an optical device that captures the external world and projects it within the room. As if by magic, the view outside spreads over the room’s interior – but upside down and in reverse. The camera obscura is dependent on the weather and the position of the sun, which makes every viewing of Magic Mirror a unique experience.
Room 1306 Mercure Potts Point, Jodi, 2013
from Guest Relations
Type C print
100 × 133cm, edition of 5 + 3 AP
Courtesy the Artist