But first, this. A different way of thinking about why we take photographs
Abelardo Morrell: Youtube
Abelardo Morell’s website.
The connection between lens making, photography and Vermeer:
David Hockney’s, A Secret Knowledge. You can find the entire documentary on Youtube. Here is Hockney on the Charlie Rose show
Not everyone agrees with Hockney’s thesis. Some counter arguments, here and here. The later one is perhaps the most valid because its author is a scholar. Hockney’s project has inspired further exploration and scholarship.
BBC program: The Genius of Photography
George Eastman House on Flickr
Camera Obscura made from natural elements
More Abelardo Morell | Above image is The Grand Tetons in the Resort Room, 1997
Short video detailing the Camera Obscura in San Francisco.
The Dyer Star Chamber at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee)
Great source (terrible design) all about camera obscura!
Site about custom camera obscura design.
Contemporary artists using camera obscura:
Abelardo Morell Tent Camera Obscura in Big Bend National Park