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History of Photography Podcast

The Brownie in Motion Project has officially made history! : )

Brownie does the Badlands
Brownie in Motion at Badlands National Park.

Jeff Curto – a photo educator and SPE National Board Member – recently mentioned the Brownie In Motion Project in his History of Photography Podcast, which fittingly dealt with the history of the Kodak Brownie camera.

You can listen and download all episodes of Jeff’s interesting and educational podcast on his site  http://photohistory.jeffcurto.com/archives/1741 or by subscribing on iTunes.

Thanks Jeff, I’m honored!


Camera obscura featured on Good Day Columbus!

Camera obscura featured on Good Day Columbus!

On Sunday, I was interviewed by Alissa Henry from Good Day Columbus about my camera obscura project, Target Six-16, which was being displayed at Nationwide Starry Night in Westerville.  It was pretty early in the morning and my first time on TV so I was a bit nervous, do I look it?!

Skip to minute 6:50 on the timeline and let me know what you think!


Alex Bandar from the Columbus Idea Foundry was interviewed as well. Skip to 5:10 to hear Alex discuss 3D printers.

behind the scenes of a recent camera obscura photoshoot….

Here are some process photos from a recent shoot taken by my assistant, Forrest Roberts…..

Camera obscura installed in a small room. Photo by Forrest Roberts.

Another day at the office.

Stephen Takacs setting lights in preparation for a photo shoot with the camera obscura. Photograph by Forrest Roberts


Evan modeling for the camera obscura at Stephen Takacs Photography located at 400 West Rich Street in Columbus, Ohio. Photo by Forrest Roberts.



Convergence: Paige and Evan. Photograph by Stephen Takacs, 2014.

Projection Studies:

The projection studies are a visual convergence of two individuals that together make up a couple. These photographs were created by using the lens of the camera obscura to project the image of one person onto the body of the other. The final portraits are shot using a digital camera without the use of Photoshop and explore the ability of the photographic medium to render fantastical moments that are simultaneously fact and fiction.