Blackboard presents a series of photos taken in an abandoned school building in Berkeley, California. In one of the classrooms, I discovered that the blackboard had a tiny crack down the middle of it. If you stood close enough, you could see a tiny line of light shining through from the other side.

If you put your eye right up to the crack, you could see right through the crack, all the way across the next room, to an open window with sun streaming through its white curtains.

My camera was set up on a tripod, right in front of this crack. With each photo, I adjust the focus slightly, which pushes the image from a crisp view of the flat blackboard, gradually passing through the crack, across the next room behind the board, and finally ending at the open window in the distance.

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