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Nick Geboers

How To Hunt With The Camera

How To Hunt With The Camera refers to a book of the same title, published in 1924 by William Nesbit. In the introduction of the book, the author reminisces about a day spent on his grandfathers’ farm. On this particular day, he shot two ducks. The first one was a direct hit. The second duck took off, but after noticing its partner was hurt, it came back in hopes of offering help. This served as a good opportunity to shoot the second. Later on, William Nesbit recognised that the duck showed loyalty to its partner. Every time the author recalls this event, he regrets having shot the ducks. At the end of the introduction he proposes to exchange guns for cameras. The book describes how one can apply the camera to photograph nature, in surprisingly many ways. Going from Aerial Photography to Winter Photography. Today, almost 100 years of technological and visual advancement has been made. The main goal of this project is to seek new ways to make images by exploring the possibilities of certain photographic technologies.

One of the cameras Nick Geboers is interested in is a military camera that was developed during WWI. With its focal length of 3 meters, it was used to survey different strategic points of interest. Exclusively owned and used by the military, the capabilities of this type of large format camera are left unexplored.

Nick Geboers

How To Hunt With The Camera

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