Visions in the Dark.
Photographs by Charles Schwartz & Bill Westheimer.
Charles Schwartz & Bill Westheimer, 2011.
Color illustrations throughout, 8¼x10¼".
These pictures reveal the city through the unique viewpoint of the camera obscura and record the images digitally. The camera Obscura’s location is fixed, yet it provides an ever changing view of the city’s architecture and landscape. The images use a pre-photographic technology combined with post-photographic digital capture to create a timeless view of New York.
Bill Westheimer has been a photographer since the mid 1960s. His work has been shown in galleries around the country and is included in numerous private collections. Charles Schwartz has been involved with photography and the photographic community for over thirty years, as a photographer, a collector, and as a dealer. Together they are exploring the city of New York on the upper east side of Manhattan using a Camera Obscura.