As a part of her interest in drawing, drawing with light, drawing with video etc.., Claire Lesteven has developed a photographic practice using cylindrical multi-aperture "camera obscura". The resulting images are constituted of overlapping fragments of 360° cityscape views.
Art News critic, Jeffrey Schwartz has written thet "by making images wich are the circular wrapping of the very eye that has taken them, Lesteven is able to absorb city space, not from the outside looking in but from the inside out"
Most recently, this work as been carried out in the contrasting qualities of light in New York and Marseille (in the Mediterranean south of Lesteven's native France). Intensity of light is needed to capture the architectural forms whose indentity and presence Lesteven seeks to reveal. A crossroads in D.UM.B.O. becomes an encounter between several buildings, leaning towards each other, a French soccer stadium envelopes the viewer, and warehouses in France or New York open out their insides to become environments.
Taken from http://www.frenchculture.org/art/events/lesteven.html