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Camera Man

Our Desire to Document

Granite sculpture at Balloon Museum

"Camera Man," by artist Mark Fredenburg, is a sculpture that reflects on our desire to document particular moments of our lives.

The cameraman is both part of the mechanized process and its catalyst. The man's face sprouts from the top of the camera, one of his hands wraps around the shutter, and the other covers half of his face.

In this way, Fredenberg emphasizes the reduced field of vision and the tendency to squint when looking through the viewfinder.

This adds a humorous component to the sculpture, showing that we have the ability to look inwards even as we look outwards.

"Camera Man" is made from granite.