We worked with Fotonow on a series of activities and events exploring the role of visual culture in the stories we tell about people and places in a digital age. This included:
Photographers Jonathan Blyth and Matthew Pontin had already established a practice in working with communities in building camera obscuras and the idea of a mobile vehicle emerged in the shape of a Foster and Day coach-built 1986 VW T25 camper van.
Fotonow estimate that nearly 15000 people have jumped on board the Camper Obscura since its very first appearance, making for a very busy and sociable experience of photography. As this transient community departs for pastures new, a portrait is made as testament to the tourist like attraction the Camper provides.
Fotonow brought the Camper Obscura for a pop-up tour of Knowle West, working with a group of young people at KWMC on a sunny June day. They returned for a second tour of duty with Knowle West Children’s Centre in July 2013.