Untitled (from Lens Scan series)

Sheila Pinkel (American, b. 1941)2012/2015

USC Fisher Museum of Art

USC Fisher Museum of Art
Los Angeles, United States

In 2011, Pinkel discovered when she scanned camera lenses on a flatbed scanner that every lens has its own unique refractive 'fingerprint'. Since then she has been scanning lenses of friends and lenses housed in the California Museum of Photography archives, which is the largest collection of historic and contemporary lenses on the west coast of the United States.

[Shelia Pinkel, "Lens Scans," Light Works, accessed April 3, 2019, see link for source below.]

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  • Title: Untitled (from Lens Scan series)
  • Creator: Sheila Pinkel (American, b. 1941)
  • Date Created: 2012/2015
  • Physical Location: USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Gift of the Artist, 2015.01
  • Location Created: Southern California, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 61 x 61 cm (24 x 24 in.)
  • Rights: © Sheila Pinkel, Photography courtesy of Shelia Pinkel
  • External Link: Artist Website
  • Medium: Lens scan printed on Epson Luster 260