MU Photo Club – Abelardo Morell

Last month, the MU Photo Club traveled out to Kansas City to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for a photography lecture by Abelardo Morell.  Our professor, Joe Johnson, worked with Abe years ago in Boston shooting some stunning camera obscura work.  You really must check out Abe’s website for a look into his work.

Abe talked about his process for making his camera obscuras, why he makes them and what he’s doing next.  It was a really interesting, semi-biographical, semi-technical lecture, probably the best we’ve seen at the Nelson.  Oh, and he’s incredibly funny, many of his stories were rich with hilarious anecdotes.

After the lecture, several of us went to California Pizza Kitchen for dinner. Leah (@tigersluvpepper), Maggie (@maggiepfaff), Emily (@emilyiovaldi), Bethany (@bethanymichaela) and Shalonda (who isn’t on Twitter!) all met up with me, Ryan (@rzhale) and Ben (@joubiku).

We definitely had too much fun at dinner.  From group tweeting to photographing everything in sight to cracking jokes, to, of course, eating.  The entire evening was just magical!  I’m glad to have friends like Ben and Ryan in Kansas City and love how it seems all of my local friends enjoy them as much as I do.

Now I just can’t wait for the next photography lecture at the Nelson where we can all meet up again.  It was such a blast!

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