Ether 8, by Stefanie Valentin
Photograms began with plants and flowers, with Anna Atkins making botanical cyanotypes in the 1840s, and it still seems like a rich vein to mine in contemporary work. I’ve already posted links to some artists who work with bugs, botanics, and bodygrams, but here’s more of the good stuff:
- Stefanie Valentin makes colour photograms of butterflies and other insects
- Honey Bee: eight photograms of a bee by Amber Elliot
- Polaroid photograms of moths and flies, by Miles Sprietsma. These photograms are part of one of Miles’ larger projects, described in the short documentary film Insects, Art, & I
- Keith Carter‘s recent Talbot’s Shadow series of photograms includes butterflies, birds, and bones.
Dandelion, by David Dennison
- David Dennison makes soft, delicate, colour flower photograms using film rather than paper.
- Jeff Tolentino works with Polaroid photograms, in this series Small Leaves
- Seven teatoned botanical photograms by Sean Scoggins: simple and elegant.
- Maple leaf: from a much larger set of black and white photograms by Brian Krummel
- Remedy: a single floral photogram by Brea Souders, that has some rather lovely background effects from contact printing with a wet negative and then tea toning the print.
- Giles Revell and Matt Whiley make photograms from dried, broken, skeletal leaves
- James Hajicek and Carol Panaro-Smith collaborate to make photograms of plants dug from the earth or found in the sea (more can be seen here, and in the Nature’s Notations series)
- Angela Easterling, whose work includes commissions by the Eden Project, has some rather lovely sunprints and cyanotypes of both flowers and bodies on her site.
Awakening, stages I-IV, by Glenn Friedel
and a few more bodies…
- Glenn Friedel has been making large, bright, energetic body prints for over a decade
- Mark Mangan has a set of six lively black and white body photograms on Flickr
and, yes, there’s even more to come. Tomorrow: science is beautiful.