Photogram (Unique Image, 1 of 1)
Gelatin Silver Print
An experimental work exploring photographic processes.
Soap bubbles were blown on to dry, untouched light-sensitive photographic paper
placed on the easel beneath the photo enlarging head lens.
Both the soap bubbles and paper were briefly exposed to light.
Final image was processed/developed/printed by the Artist
in the darkroom using traditional black and white / wet / chemical processes.
Paper: Ilford MGIV Multigrade RC, glossy-finish.
8" H x 10" W (20.3 cm H x 25.4 cm W)
Signature, title, date verso.
SUBJECT MATTER, THEMES, AND PROCESSES EXPLORED :
Photogram (camera-less photography);
phenomenon of the shadow;
transparent / translucent properties;
contrast of protection of a bubble yet relatively short longevity (ease of rupture);
concept of residing inside , or outside of the bubble;
flattening of perspective;
dematerialisation; distortion; merging/interpenetration of form(s);
illumination / iridescence;
forms and colours interacting with each other constructively / destructively.
Image is part of a project underway - research, exploration, discovery, planning stage.