A photogram is traditionally made in the darkroom by placing objects on light sensitive paper and making an exposure with a bulb, usually coming from an enlarger. Some of the first photographic images were created in this way. William Henry Fox Talbot made numerous images he called photogenic drawings by placing lace, leaves, flowers, and other objects on light sensitive paper and leaving them in the sun for exposure. The technique has been embraced throughout photographic history by Man Ray, Maholy-Nagy, and Adam Fuss, and many other artists and amateurs alike.
The photogram is a perfect melding of the photographic ability to capture a factual representation of life in a single moment, and a painterly sense of control of composition, color, and interaction of form and shape. These works chase the transient experience of my figure in the organic world I have created for it. It is a world of flesh and vegetation, imprinted upon and surrounding my body as I move through it’s deep space. The objects that create the world are chosen for their shape and color and ability to transmit light and texture onto the photographic surface. Each image is separate and different, recording the ephemeral nature of the objects which are degrading under the heat and light of the enlarger bulb, and my own body’s actions, caught for those few seconds under the light. These images are records of my journey through this world, glimpses of thoughts and emotions, myself an active participant, searching through the record of moments that make up my life.
Prices are for unframed photograms unless otherwise noted
Each photogram is unique and cannot be reprinted
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