Rubycam

I designed and built this transparent camera as part of my Senior Work at Bennington College, called 15 Hours, 31 Minutes of Still Self-Reflection. This is an Installation view from my Senior Thesis Show. The unique camera allows viewing of each exposure through its transparent structure as it’s happening. All of the light rays entering through the structure are filtered red - wavelengths to which the film isn't sensitive, therefore acting as a darkroom inside of the camera. Only the light coming through the open lens makes the photograph. The negatives were made by hand with the Salted Paper process from the 1800's. For each image, I posed, unmoving in front of the camera for 2 hours, the amount of time each exposure required. See 15:31:00 to see details of the images produced, and for more on the work as a whole.