Camera Obscura

Come and delight in Willett’s Amazing Portible Cemera Obscura at Cock & Bull this year – one of the festival’s favourites!

The pinhole camera obscura phenomenon was observed and recorded as long ago as the fifth century BC in China. Until the nineteenth century Camera Obscura were used mainly by scientists, artists or as playthings of the rich. At this time however they began to proliferate and appear on seafronts, areas of natural beauty and so forth. Today however the number has dwindled until, especially amongst the youth, few have experienced the wonder that is the Camera Obscura.