South West based exhibition and roadshow specialist Mobex has built a unique mobile pinhole camera called a Phenomera. The trailer has a multi-functional aspect as both a pinhole camera, so that people can study both the art and science of capturing an image, and as a laboratory and dark room, where they can learn how to make light sensitive emulsions, experiment with refraction, optics and Goethe's colour theory.
In a fast-paced world we often get little time to take a step back, observe and fully engage and the Phenomera is designed to enable people to observe how light and dark effect the images created, and what processes are required to develop the image.
With the advance of digital photography a whole range of valuable learning opportunities imbedded in chemistry and darkroom photography are fast disappearing.
Mobex were given the brief to build this unique piece of kit by Alasdair Gordon of Igniting Flames and Mobex used the latest construction techniques and materials, as well as their many years’ experience to help transform Alasdair’s vision into reality.
Alasdair said: “I chose Mobex as not only are they local and build robust units but they were very flexible and were up for the challenge to create something they had not done before”.
“I developed the Phenomera as an aid for working with young people experientially and to bring art and science more in balance with each other. This I have found brings a higher level of engagement and motivation because the learning process becomes more meaningful, relevant and creative.”
Alasdair has already had the Phenomera in action at the Steiner School in Bristol teaching students all about the art and science of taking photographs.
Engaging with your audience and customers is something that Mobex prides itself on helping its clients achieve every time.
Lynn Plant, Director of Mobex Ltd said “We take the time to find out exactly what our clients need to accomplish and then deliver a solution that allows them to reach the people required. We’ve never made a mobile pinhole camera before and although it was a complex design, we relished the challenge and as always, really worked as a team to deliver what was needed and are now delighted to see it in action with the young people from the Steiner School in Bristol.
For more information on how Mobex can help engage with the people you need to, please call 01453 511 210 or visit www.mobex.co.uk
Note to Editors:
Mobex Ltd is a leading Exhibition and Roadshow specialist in the UK with over 40 years’ experience. Offering the full range of exhibition solutions for communication and marketing needs; from hiring exhibition trailers, designing and manufacturing eye-catching stands and bespoke trailers to supplying a complete roadshow package. All delivered with exceptional service and attention to detail. With a diverse range of clients including SME’s, PLC’s, public sector organisations, and charities Mobex deliver over a 1,000 events a year for their clients. For more information visit: www.mobex.co.uk or call 01453 511 210
Igniting Flames was set-up in November 2009 by Alasdair Gordon after stepping down as director of the Waldorf College in Stroud. After his experience in teaching and developing college programmes, he felt he could offer other educational organisations experiential programmes on a consultancy and teaching basis. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07826 854826.
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