Artist Cedric Chatterley will be presenting tonight at Durham's Center for Documentary Studies. I met Cedric last year and had a delightful time talking with him about the beautiful cameras that he makes and the images he makes with them. Cedric makes his large format cameras in conjunction with the artists he photographs. A very meta piece of art.
Cedric Chatterley makes photographs using film and he still prints in the darkroom. A few years ago, he started making cameras. The first cameras Chatterley built were made for him alone, an exercise in the imaginative and practical use of found objects and cast-off materials. He then became inspired to collaborate with friends and fellow artists—not only in creating images but also in constructing the instruments used to make them.
There is a reception and artist's talk tonight (1/28/2010) from 6pm-9pm. Talk is at 7:00.