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Camera Obscura Boat Photo Workshop in Berlin

Camera Obscura is a 2000-year-old technic for projecting an outside image through a lens to a wall inside the darkened room. It is also the foundation of modern days analogue photography. While this century’s photography went digital, a few world-known photographers evolved the technic to an art form.

Maciej is one of those artists that uses the camera obscura to expose images directly onto life size color photographic paper creating large scale unique paper negatives.  Due to nature of the process what the sun brings onto paper, it can’t be edited. The shutter needs to be open for up to 8 seconds, while the camera is in motion- these settings require a master photographer.

During the sunrise or sunset tour, you will see the sights of Berlin, the Wall, the Oberbaumbrücke and Molecule Man and more through the eye of most unique photographic device in Berlin. Maciej will introduce you to his process and camera obscura boat, you will see his creations while zipping a coffee or drink. And on a lucky day, if the light, weather and motions allow, you may witness the creation of a piece of art in the dark room of the Camera Obscura boat.

Meet the artist in the floating Camera Obscura, visit his art studio and see his artworks and enjoy the golden hour boat tour on the river Spree.

Workshop: Camera Obscura Boat Photo in Berlin

Dates:
Friday, September 2nd, 2022, 18:00 – 20:30
Sunday, September 4rd, 2022, 18:00 – 20:30

Artist: Maciej Markowicz

Price: €189
Meeting point for Friday, 02.09.: Waterfront at Alt-Stralau, 10245 Berlin (MAP)
On foot via the Caroline-Tübbecke-Ufer Stralaus hiking trail, about 400m from the Parkwegbrücke/Elsenbrücke

Meeting point for Sunday, 04.09.: Mooring at Arena Berlin, Eichenstraße 4, 12435 Berlin (MAP)
Maximum number of participants: 9
Minimum number of participants: 2

Suitable for everyone, participants under age 18 needs to be under supervision of an Adult.

Day Ticket for BERLIN PHOTO WEEK included

Photo © Kevin McElvaney @kevinmcelvaney

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About Maciej Markowicz

Maciej Markowicz, is a Berlin artist with Polish roots. He studied photography in London and New York. New York is where Maciej started to build camera obscura in motion. He uses containers, cars or builds boats and turns them into Camera Obscuras to create art that today hangs in museum, public and private collections in Paris, New York, London and Berlin. If Maciej is not travelling and creating new art, his floating gallery and walk-in camera anchors in Berlin.
Maciej’s camera obscura is a boat and a gallery at the same time, a perfect place to turn Berlin upside down.