Thursday, 23 September 2010

A-Z summer project // PHOTOGRAMS cameraless photography

photogram is a photographic image made without a camera by placing objects directly onto the surface of a photo-sensitive material such as photographic paper and then exposing it to light. The result is a negative shadow image varying in tone, depending on 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.[1]
Artistic cameraless photography, as the technique producing photograms is usually known, is perhaps most prominently associated with Man Ray and his exploration of rayographs. Others who have experimented with the technique include László Moholy-Nagy,Christian Schad (who called them "Schadographs"), Imogen Cunningham and even Pablo Picasso.[2] Varieties of the technique have also been used for scientific and other purposes

A-Z summer project // PHOTOMONTAGE 2 - David Hockney

This is great!! ah im loving this!!i forgot all about this artist until i started browsing the internet for photomontage DEFINATELY HAVING A CRACK AT THIS! this looks fun!
my instant reactions are that this is somethign thats going to be so much more fun by hand than on photoshopp
early on in the summer i was reading a tutorial on how to do these ont he computer, it looks straightforward enough [ish] and ought to be a good into into playing with photoshop etc.
i say that so much but its true

i find with digital media i have to almost force myself. but once i start its pretty good

definately definately have to try this!

A-Z summer project // PHOTOMONTAGE 1 -scott mutter

Mutter never transitioned to the cut and paste technique afforded by Photoshop and similar software but recreated every original print in the darkroom as he thought this was the only way that they were truly "originals"

 Mutter believed "there are theoretical reasons why a montage works or is something. But you have to also understand and keep your mind open to the fact that what works, works. That's the bottom line.

fascinating approach to photomontage. I believe he has used the dodge technique in the darkroom, exposing part of the photo paper with one part of an image and blending in the other. 
that and obviously amazing skill at it

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

LOMO action samples

This is all just a little bit of fun and a little bit of experimentation. when it comes to photography im all abotu experimentation, i rarely take a normal picture. it has to be exposed to some form of mad process

and thanks to a couple particular individuals ive been dying to get into lomography. Luckily i got one! i picked up the Lomo Action Sampler for half price when the putney london graphic center closed.

What intrigues me most is the quality of the pics, the cheap plastic lens and the poundland film kind of age the colour, its strange as i look through these pictures i feel as though i should be idling through a box of photos i found in my dads loft.

its the memory like quality i like the most. that and the utter sillyness

i ended up using this camera to record London AS MOVEMENT for part of one of the workshops extentions for the FMP. it was a valid and useful experiment. but in my eyes most of the pictures where pretty boring and i think ive deleted them all now

but heres some of my favourites!!
self portrait


theres no such thing as needing a good camera for a good picture.

'what is that!?'

a lomo
jon is such a good student




luca and london
curtain face

unfortunately the lomo isnt working anymore. the film jus isnt catching on the spool inside i think
sometimes i have to spend a day winding the clicky winder and maybe it might wind on a pic.
[ any suggestions anyone?:) ]

but fun while it lasted!!

Monday, 20 September 2010

hand made + digital

I shamelessly pulled these off a post on

i really like this hand made and digital mix, its osmething im really looking into and want to use

this blog acts as a kind of digital scrapbook for me so i want to keep these examples closer to hand