English translation: adopting (for his own purposes)
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08:23 Apr 25, 2008
French to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
French term or phrase:reprendre à son compte
From an artist's biography on the use of the "camera obscura" technique.
Il a trouvé sa voie et se lance à corps perdu dans la réalisation spectaculaire de chambres noires et de photos en reprenant à son compte cet instrument optique qui permet d’obtenir une projection de la lumière sur une surface plane.
I've always understood this expression as "taking responsibility" for something, but here it sounds more like appropriating the instrument, making it one's own... Any ideas on how to incorporate it into the sentence are greatly appreciated.