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During the last years Rafael Johann it comes developing the techniques
of the Pinhole Photography of systematic and gradual form, getting with this
some progress, with the incursion the different periods of training of
this photographic technique, in the search of new processes of attainment
of the image and laboratoriais processings. Together to this, it also is
making experimentations with the construction of new types and
forms of pinhole
cameras. The use of differentiated
pinhole cameras, with multiple orifices, as if they were multiple lenses,
what it is providing to it to reach photographic images endowed
with much plastic wealth and peculiar compositions of scenes.
As final work of its graduation in Plastic Arts, emphasis in Photography,
carried through in the Institute of Arts of the UFRGS, Rafael Johann
composed the essay in pinhole photography , called of
" Dream On", that he is corporate for beautiful photographic
images, that present luminous scenes with high density of light and colors.
This work better is described in the text of the Project " Dream On",
of which we take off some stretches that we place below:

"... the first camera that constructed was a can with three orifices - the
film goes rolled up in a cylinder in the center of the can thus the
projected image of each orifice reaches the sensible surface in
a point of this cylinder. This camera allows me to get, in a film piece,
a composed image for three images made use side by side horizontally.
It had an intention to relate the horizontalidade and the panoramic
sights of that landscape with the organization of the final image.
Also to the side of this, this camera allows me to associate
images of different sights or then to create repetitions
of elements of the landscape."

With photographs of the camera of three orifices, I could inside
compose my work of one same poetical line and plastic. They
consist of images that "appear" of a more precarious way: its edges
are darkened - known effect as vignette its limits are
anamorfic - had to the high degree of distortion in the limits
of the projection - and the division between the three images
that compose the photograph she is inexact - for times the
images if they overlap, in others, are separate. It has images
that present effect of the direct incidence of the
light - backlighting - and that they evidence the alternative captation
of the images: the light do sun happening directly on the puncture forms
"spots", disformes flashes that emanate rays, wires of light, and mark
all the region displayed with specters da decomposed light nas its
colors basic green, blue and red. To mine to see, such photographs
contribute for the intended fantastic aspect with the assay, in the
same measure where they assume the noise, the spot and
perhaps as constituent elements of the image and the language."

"... I believe that one of the great contributions that the technique of
the pinhole photography can in offering them, in times of digital
revolutions and formation of new paradigms in the photographic art,
is exactly a new boarding of the photographic process and the
reception. When working with the camera in its more rudimentary
form and when using photographic materials of form not-conventional,
the artist has the chance to rethink all the language and the
conventional process at the same time where she reorganizes the
elements of this language creating images that also invite the
observer to adopt a new to look at on the photography
." Rafael Johann

The photographer and plastic artist Rafael Johann, after its
graduation in Arts, it is remain integrating the Team of the Photography
Center of UFRGS as guest professor to the activities of extension
in Photography of Nature and Pinhole Photography and participating of
projects of research in experimental
and applied photography. Mario Bitt-Monteiro




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