design  /  visual art  /  writing  /  reading  /  podcast

This work is an examination of emergent form using darkroom photography techniques, specifically the photogram. Photograms use no cameras or lenses—instead, objects are placed on or near unexposed photographic paper and briefly exposed to light. This process results in abstract black and white compositions, which emerge unpredictably from the physical materials used in their creation. Control over the outcome is relinquished, instead intuition and chance allow form and structure to develop from the process.

image

Photogram, silver gelatin print, 10 by 8 inches.

image

Photogram, silver gelatin print, 10 by 8 inches.

image

Photogram, silver gelatin print, 10 by 8 inches.

image

Photogram, silver gelatin print, 10 by 8 inches.

© Mitch Goldstein /