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Man Ray’s photograms of the Twenties were a technical study in the materiality of photo paper. I built a basic darkroom in my bathroom with cheap construction material. Along with fashion items, I incorporated found objects from my home, limiting myself to my confinement. The whole process felt very scientific like I was a chemist. This impacted my sense of composition which became more calculated and rigid. I studied how we experience incandescent light through its interaction with objects. A photogram is a recording of the physical nature of light. Although we can’t touch it, it has a direct, chemical response on photo paper.

Photographer: Alex Black
Stylist: Sharifa Morris

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Experimenting light through its interaction with objects – Alex Black

Ready-made from home combined in a rigid and calculated sense of composition. Man Ray’s lesson: a photogram is a recording of the physical nature of light

Man Ray’s photograms of the Twenties were a technical study in the materiality of photo paper. I built a basic darkroom in my bathroom with cheap construction material. Along with fashion items, I incorporated found objects from my home, limiting myself to my confinement. The whole process felt very scientific like I was a chemist. This impacted my sense of composition which became more calculated and rigid. I studied how we experience incandescent light through its interaction with objects. A photogram is a recording of the physical nature of light. Although we can’t touch it, it has a direct, chemical response on photo paper.

Photographer: Alex Black
Stylist: Sharifa Morris

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