Judith Hoffman

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Spirits under glass

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Spirits Under Glass and Zymo 127 pinhole camera made of brass, tin, book board and found objects by Judith Hoffman

Spirits Under Glass ©2012, 10.75 x 8.25 x 3.5 inches. Book made to hold photos taken with Tyrannosaurus photoventris. Davey board, Arches cover, acrylics, brass with heat patinas, beveled glass, photos printed with archival inks, varnished. Bound with brass screw posts that have decorative brass heads soldered on. Unique book created to hold the photos taken with the handmade Zymo 127 pinhole camera (on the right) in the Zymoglyphic Museum. Just to be clear, because some people ask, I made the camera, took the photos, printed them and made the book. My husband, Jim Stewart's project is the Zymoglyphic Museum. He made the dioramas in the Museum and very kindly allowed me complete access to take the photos. Blog post about the project.

Sprirts Under Glass artists book made to hold photos taken with the Zymo 127 pinhole camera in the Zymoglyphic Museum

Spirits Under Glass ©2012

Two pages in Spirits Under Glass, a book of photos taken with the Zymo 127 pinhole camera

The pages were textured with layers of acrylic paints, splattered and scratched. While the paint was still damp phone book pages were pressed on them to keep the surface mat.

Pinhole photos of strange creatures in the Zymoglyphic Museum taken with a camera made by Judith Hoffman