In this interview by LA Review of Books, Richard Learoyd discusses his use of the camera obscura and how people look at photographs.
It’s about replicating the way the eye works. When you see a person or look at an object, you don’t see it all in perfectly sharp focus if you’re a foot away from it. You see an area of it which is very detailed. I think that there’s something about working with the physics of cameras and making larger cameras and using the qualities that those cameras have. It becomes about how people see each other. And that’s to me when the details become very interesting.–Richard Learoyd
From the LA Review of Books online posting on 30 November 2015.
To learn more about Learoyd’s work, please visit his artist page.