Window on the World was an exhibition of an extraordinary body of work by pinhole photographer Nilu Izadi. Constructing cameras from boxes and tins of all shapes and sizes, Izadi captures the world around her in a series of beautiful and mysterious photographs. The artist describes it as an unpredictable process where one gently plays with chance and time.
This exhibition included photographs taken from around the world using a biscuit tin and colour film. We are presented with a unique and intense view of her travels through India, America and the Caribbean. Experimenting with multi-aperture cameras, film and colour processing, Izadi pushes the boundaries of pinhole photography with a body of work that is truly breathtaking.
In the lead up to this project BCA opened its exciting Cameravan, as part of Project called Reflect and Magnify at what is now The Higgins Museum in Bedford. Stepping into this converted caravan was like climbing inside a giant camera. An image of the view outside is projected via a rooftop lens onto a table, giving you an unusual view of the world around you. The BCA team created this Camera Obscura to demonstrate the science of light and lenses and to show how these principles relate to photography. Assisted in its conversion by local artist Susannah Oliver and the Youth Offending Team, the Cameravan became a portable resource for workshops with schools and community groups throughout the borough.