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Ilan Wolf Workshop


  • Since 1982, Ilan Wolf has specialized in creating pictures using the technique of the camera obscura with cameras made from old cans or boxes. Ilan Wolf organizes presentations and regularly teaches workshops at schools, universities, museums and art centers about the photographic technique of the camera obscura.
  • Last news: Ilan Wolff will present next February 4th at 19:00h, in the “Centro de Exposiciones de Benalmádena”.
  • At the same time, he will lead a workshop based on the Camera Obscura and the pinhole technique, where the participants can create their own photographs, on 5th, 6th and 7th February, for only 10 Euros! If you are interested , or you know about somebody who might be interested, the details are attached below. Places are limited.

Ilan Wolff information workshop

  • At the moment, we are working into carry out a photography workshop project with Ilan Wolff, with the Camera Obscura, as the main component.
  • During the workshop …
    • Participants will create their own cameras from different items that they bring.
    • They will made pictures using their cameras and others, provided by the teacher.
    • We will have a darkroom near by were all negatives and latter positives could be developed.
    • They will create frames with objects that they bring.
    • Each one will create a “Stenogram” images – a combination of a pin hole and Photogram by using his own objects and the city landscape which reflected inside the Torre Tavira.
  • The workshop includes all photographic material, apart from the material that the participants should bring, consisting in:
    • Two or three objects to transform them into cameras: rigid cardboard or metal lid (can be plastic). Six or eight frames objects, transparent or semitransparent, in interesting ways, textured material such as silk, leaves, flowers, plastic nets, glass houses, raffia, printed text or images on a transparent support (a4 maximum) or any other ideas are welcomed.
  • Outcome of the workshop: Each participant will create a series of images between positive +/- 15 (some colored and sepia), stenographs and frames. Formats 10×15 to 30×40 cm.
  • Date: Further information soon.

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  • Some of his works, shown below:

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Contact details: – e-mail: – Phone: +34 648 446 012


Debora Martínez Sánchez Workshop


  • In Torre Tavira have always been very attentive to the training and research of optical effects.Torre Tavira has installed the first camera obscura in Spain, and the images that you can see about Cádiz on the screen are amazing, For This reason, Debora Martinez, great photographer, proposed the notion of getting great images through the Camera Obscura. The result was spectacular. Pictures below:



Contact details:  – e-mail:

Mario Efron


  • Mario Efron works as a freelance photographer taking pictures to musicians and artists in general, photographs to record productions, publishing and reproduction of artworks. Periodically develops a teaching photography courses teaching through workshops.

You can find more information on Mario Efron on the attached page:

In his spare time he performs activities using the effect of the Camera Obscura as shown in the following YouTube video:


Jorge Martín


Contemporary visual artist, photographer, researcher and trainer of artists.

He was born, lives and works in Córdoba, Argentina. His training refers to the careers of Information Sciences of the National University of Cordoba and the independent film, where he gets the inspiration to carry out his work.

He conducted many individual exhibitions and participated in several exhibitions in different cities of the country and abroad in Spain, Usa and Guatemala.

In 1998 forms the multidisciplinary group “El Faro” dedicated to install images in public spaces in the city of Cordoba.

In 2003 he founded and lead “Fotogalería Municipal” of the city of Córdoba “espacioblanco”.

Currently he is developing different techniques ranging from digital processes as well as the use of the camera obscura for imaging and as installation of his work in different historical sites both in the province of Cordoba and other provinces.

These days he was invited to speak at the Palace Museum Ferreyra Evita in the city of Cordoba, where he installed two portable Cameras Obscuras, one of which is based on the designs of the XVI century while the other belongs to the XIX century it was used preferably in England.

Next year  Jorge Martín will show individually how does the Camera Obscra works, and this exposition will take place at the “Museo Provincial de Fotografía de Córdoba Palacio Dionisi”, transforming their rooms into Cameras Obscuras.

Videos are attached below:

Further information:

@martin_alquimia (Version Flash)


Iago Eireos – Pinhole Van


On The Road, is an itinerant artistic projection on a van, that is to say, a van turned into giant camera that receives the name of Pinhole Van.

Therefore Pinhole Van is simultaneously a camera and laboratory.

The mobility of Pinhole Van, it turns to the project in a cultural support capable of traveling to different points, providing an alternative to the standard photo, and proposing a change of march, a stop before the overproduction of images and the ephemeral work.

We all can take photos but the knowledge from what it goes on inside the camera has been getting lost due to the technological complexity and the arrival of the digital format, although in fact it has not changed substantially with these changes.  What today happens inside a camera is essentially the same that was happening from the origins of the photo.

To recover this extract, there is proposed a series of workshops, experiences in which there are recaptured the concepts of the photo of practical and simple form, approaching the participant and giving him the hardware for a personal experience.


Peter Drew


Camera obscuras were a significant part of Peter Drew’s business before he retired and of particular interest to him.

He built and installed 21 camera obscuras for both private and commercial use comprising apertures from 100mm to 300mm.

He built the Camera Obscuras for Greenwich in the UK, “El Ojo de Granada” in Spain, the Green Bank in America and the Chester one in the UK. Other camera obscuras were built for private owners for purposes ranging from birdwatching to solar astronomy. Some of the installations were of a temporary nature such as photographic exhibitions and garden festivals. The best private installation was on top of a high rise building on Telegraph Hill San Fransisco, it gave the owner wonderful views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the seafaring activity passing below it.

Each of his Camera Obscuras featured a flat profile viewing table as he was not happy with the curvature distortion caused by the traditional dished table design. If the viewing table was no larger than 1 metre, suitably designed lenses gave a satisfactory focus over most of the scene. The “El Ojo de Granada” camera obscura had a viewing flat profile table 2.5 metres diameter and needed a specially designed triplet lens to provide a good image from edge to edge.

His final camera obscura is fitted to the dome of the main observatory at the Astronomy Centre, and it has a 8″ lens and a 2 metre table:

He also recently made a small portable camera obscura for an artist friend: