Sténopé - The school grounds seen in positive and in negative
Neckel Scholtus & primary school Reuler
Jardin du Parc
rue du Parc
Pupils from Reuler's fifth year primary school are introduced to the camera obscura. The pinhole camera is the precursor to all cameras and operates based on positive-negative contrast. The young amateur photographers equipped themselves with a box without a lens, pierced with only a small hole, and set about documenting their daily environment, namely the grounds of Reuler school, its infrastructures and green periphery. Another objective was to capture portraits of their classmates, their teacher even. The final images exposed on light sensitive paper were revealed in the mobile laboratory known as the "roulot'ographe".
A camera with a pinhole as an aperture instead of a lens. Source: Collins English Dictionary
English translation by Claire Weyland
Workshop Camera Obscura. The mobile lab "Roulot'ographe" in Reuler, Clervaux
Two classes of the primary school in Reuler have the possibility to live the experience of the "camera obscura" in the mobile lab for photography, called the "Roulot'ographe".
Neckel Scholtus explains the procedure of a photographic camera: the camera obscura.
During the workshop, the pupils are taking pictures with a self-built camera, a simple box with a whole, transformed into a camera and they will develop the photographs in the mobile lab "Roulot'ographe".
The pictures will be object of a new exhibition in public space.