GCSE Photography once again utilised the darkroom by experimenting with the art of making photograms. This method, used to great effect by artists such as Man Ray, uses light and photographic paper, with no camera involved in the process. Each student covered their sheet of paper with specifically found objects. By blocking out light, the paper remained white, so as they became more familiar with the process, their choice of objects varied accordingly. Not only that, but they began to experiment with different times for exposure, moving and replacing objects, and varying textures, and applying the developer chemical with a brush. They could also choose to make a ‘positive’ image, using the method they learned when printing their pinhole photos.
Here are the results so far.