Armed with only his camera and a roll of film, Abelardo Morell finds the dangerous and beautiful magic in everyday life. His photos, shot in voluptuous black and white tones, make literal the figurative universes that books contain; his camera obscuras bring the neigborhood into a small room, and the body of his creative output takes things we see in everyday life and makes us see them for something breathtakingly different.
Early in the millenial spring I had the opportunity to interview this remarkable photographer over a series of emails. Herewith are his answers.
Above: Two books on Astronomy. (c) 1988 Abelardo Morell. Used with permission of the Bonni Benrubi Gallery.