Milky Way by Candle Light, 2000
19 x 13 in.
Colour Pinhole Photograph

Chateau de Chenonceau, Galerie, 2007
18 x 18 in. or 29 x 29 in.

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Milky Way by Candle Light, 2000
19 x 13 in.
Colour Pinhole Photograph

Chateau de Chenonceau, Galerie, 2007
18 x 18 in. or 29 x 29 in.

Dianne Bos

Based in Calgary, Alberta, and specializing in pinhole projections and the camera obscura (Italian for “dark room”), Dianne Bos has been considered the “queen” of the pinhole genre in Canada for the last twenty-five years and still prints her own photographs by hand. Her Galaxy Series was created from the use of a multi-holed camera to photograph light sources such as light candles that create images of faux galaxies based on true constellations. Bos has exhibited with the Jennifer Kostuik Gallery for fifteen years.

“Over the past couple years I’ve had the opportunity to explore pinhole photograph in the same environment where Leonardo da Vinci once experimented with similar image projection techniques. I’ve visited 16th century sites where light still pours in to large cavernous cathedrals through a tiny hole in the ceiling, projecting the image of the sun itself on the floor. Though initially designed to tell time, this sun projection helped changed earlier beliefs that the earth was the centre of the Universe.”

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