Technical notes on the camera obscura:


• The LENS of the camera was custom built: It is an achromatic Doublet lens with 6 inches diameter and 102 inches focal length (f/17). The lens is fully coated to reduce reflections.


• The CAMERA was built under strict specifications to meet both public access codes and the needs of the artistic project which require the camera to be portable (able to be re-installed in different sites), large enough to accommodate as many as 25 people at a time.


• Our eyes naturally see things upside down; it is our brain that processes the image "right side up".


• Revealed Portfolio 1.0 consists of 22 photographs


• Revealed portfolio photos are archival pigment ink prints and measure 24" X 24"


• Portfolio 1.0 was created with a Hasselblad H2 camera with a 22 MP Leaf back, June, 2006.


A special portfolio of high quality photographic prints have been created using this camera obscura and featuring images from the site-specific performance. For information on viewing and purchasing these prints, please contact Stephan Koplowitz at


For more information about REVEALED or any questions, please write to the same address. REVEALED is actively seeking producing partners and sites for future installations and performances. Please contact Stephan Koplowitz at with any questions or information.




The genesis of these films was to create short narrative films that cast some of New York City’s iconic sites as part of a story that deal with the act of “seeing” and perception. Originally conceived as a trilogy, the first film came about from my long artistic association with Grand Central Terminal which started in 1987 with the premiere of “Fenestrations” for the windows of the terminal and again 1999 when the MTA invited thework “Catching the 5:23” is inspired as much by its narrative as it is by the specificity of its locations at Grand Central Station.


“Catching the Game” (part two) takes takes place at Shea Stadium and introduces a new character (a daughter) into the narrative world.  It is the story of a father and his daughter, who bond over a game of baseball in an unexpected way, as the Dad is taken by the amgic of the game while the daughter sees magic in the stands.

Part three was conceived to take place at Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty and introduce the rest of the family.

CATCHING THE 5:23 (2002)

Premiered at The Hamptons International Film Festival


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Director/Writer/Producer/Editor: Stephan Koplowitz

Cinematographer: Alex Rappoport

Original Score: Quentin Chiappetta

Production Manager: Andrew E. Wagner

Cast: Featuring Jay Longan

with Vanessa Coblentz, Stephanie Rae Dixon, Petra Martin, Lisa J. Wright and Aaron Ashby, Kimberly Baker, Anna Brown, Melissa Caywod, Brett Howard, Melissa A. Lopata

Produced by Kop Art, Inc. with funding by Kop Art, Inc. and the Rosamond Stephenson Shannon Fund


Film synopsis:

“The man in the gray flannel suit takes the same train home every night from his job in the big city. As he passes through the wondrous halls of New York’s Grand Central Terminal he seems to be missing the magic around him. “

Aaron Krac

Hampton Intl. Film Festival


Director/Writer/Producer/Editor: Stephan Koplowitz

Cinematographer: Alex Rappoport

Original Score: Quentin Chiappetta

Cast: Featuring Jay Longan  and Sarah Glenn Koplowitz with Anna Brown, Donna Costello, Melissa A. Lopata, Kara Capers, Lori McAlister, Paige Powers, Caitlin Trainor, Caron Eule, Kai Kleinbard, Julie Klein, Nicki Marshall, ShugiWaseda, Ariel Quinones and Brant Wagner.

Production Manager: Andrew E. Wagner

Produced: Kop Art, Inc. with Funding by Kop Art, Inc.and Rosamond Stephenson Shannon Fund

Production Assistants: Beth Bradford, Dennis Thomas, Ron Thompson

Special Thanks to:The New York Mets andPaul Asencio, Kevin McCarthy, Sue Lucchi, Lynne Daly, Mark Spielvogel, Jay Wegweiser, Amy Peluso


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