Redwood City’s dark and moody camera obscura an experience in reflection, transformation

The newly installed camera obscura exhibit in Redwood City’s new Art Kiosk is titled “Alone,” and its creator, Frank Boban, is there to make sure alone is how visitors experience it.

When the door is open, Boban is there to explain the experience people are about to enter. Then he shuts the door behind to ensure the privacy of a 13-foot square glass box that has been blacked out. His walk-in camera has a lens in each wall to allow guests to spy on the upside-down world walking by on Courthouse Square…