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.

Documentation-full work (8 min)

Choreographer: Stephan Koplowitz

Dancers: Jill Breckenridge, Jessica Gilmore, Caitlin Hicks, Cecily Holcombe, Katie Lupke, JT Magee, Margaret Moreno, Pamela Perez, Brittany Taylor, Priscilla Valencia

Costumes: Trystan Loucado



As part of Trolley Dances 2015

Commissioned by the San Diego Dance Theater
Jean Isaacs, Producer

Site Location: County Waterfront Park: North Fountain Reflecting Pool

Trolley Dances, an event that brings dance along San Diego's trolley and bus lines, celebrates its 17th anniversary with a visit to Balboa Park.


In its nearly two decades, choreographers have put on site-specific shows in places like supermarkets, libraries, business parks and playgrounds in Logan Heights, downtown San Diego and Chula Vista. But never in Balboa Park.

In honor of Balboa Park's Centennial celebrations, Trolley Dances makes its first trek to the landmark park, with choreographers drawing inspiration from the park's architecture and atmosphere.

“The fountains caught my eye for their beauty and elegance against the San Diego skyline. I am also drawn to the interactivity they invite from the public. I have chosen to create this work with the ambient sounds of the water and environment to further allow the audience to experience the site in its natural state."

GALLERY All photos by Manuel Rotenberg and Stephan Koplowitz
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