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.

Dirty Old Man


Dirty Old Man premiered in 1995 and this performance is from 1996 at the Bessie Schonberg Theater at Dance Theater Workshop, New York City.

This 1995 work culminates a long term collaboration with Stuart Hodes that started in 1988 with There Were Three Men and then with Thicker Than Water in 1993. 

This work was first seen as a solo for Stuart Hodes and it expanded into a duet with Sara Hook. 


Dirty Old Man

Conceived, Directed and Choreographed by Stephan Koplowitz

Collaborators/Performers: Stuart Hodes and Sara Hook

Text by Stuart Hodes and Stephan Koplowitz

Lighting by Phil Sandstrom

Music by J.S. Bach


“The... piece...about which I have... only a memory of pure pleasure was a collaboration with the two people who performed it: the 71-year-old Stuart Hodes, a Graham alum, and, as Hodes’ foil, Sara Hook.... Called Dirty Old Man, the duet gives us Hodes as a dapper fellow in a vanilla-hued suit and accessories, maintaining his equanimity in the face of approaching extinction.... His muse...treats Hodes with the spunky defiance women accord to the virile and deny the decrepit.”    

                        -- Tobi Tobias, New York, 5/6/96

“Stuart Hodes is the eponymous hero of Dirty Old Man, a bemused senior recalling old songs, long-expired TV shows, and stale excuses, but most often his sex life.”

            --Robert Johnson, The Village Voice, 5/7/96