Flower From Our Garden

Flower From Our Garden

Flower From Our Garden ( Photogram paper montage, 40 cm x 50 cm, mono print, 2017 )

“The leaves, flowers and stems of each plant with the characteristics and the media I planted are individual in a collective. Combining several types of plants and assembled into a unity is my imagination to combine several individuals in a container that is collectivity” -

I used a cameraless technique called photogram

A photogram is a photographic image made without a camera by placing objects directly onto the surface of a light-sensitive material such as photographic paper and then exposing it to light. The usual result is a negative shadow image that shows variations in tone that depends upon the transparency of the objects used. Areas of the paper that have received no light appear white; those exposed through transparent or semi-transparent objects appear grey.

The technique is sometimes called cameraless photography. It was used by Man Ray in his exploration of rayographs. Other artists who have experimented with the technique include László Moholy-Nagy, Christian Schad (who called them “Schadographs”), Imogen Cunningham and Pablo Picasso. Variations of the technique have also been used for scientific purposes.

In a darkroom, or a darkened room, objects are arranged on top a piece of photographic material, usually photographic paper. When the operator is satisfied with the arrangement, the photographic material is exposed with light, usually by switching on an enlarger or other artificial light source. The material is then processed with chemical proces, washed and dried