Experimental Photograms

Having already tried out the conventional photogram techniques such as shining light through a piece of fruit in the dark room onto light sensitive paper to produce its negative image, I expanded out with the idea of using magazine pages which are quite thin and let some light through. What I particularly liked about this method was the unpredictable nature of the media. Rather than two flat images from the back and front side of the page layered over each other, only certain elements would show depending on how light and dark each side of the page was in that particular area. This resulted in some subtle overlays and more contrasting imagery in others. Once scanned into Photoshop and inverted back into a positive image, a glowing and almost ghostly presence was felt.

 

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