Tag: photogram

Bombs Away

When I was little we used to “play war” which meant the neighborhood kids would roam the neighborhood with fake guns and hide behind bushes and sheds to surprise ambush their friends shouting “Bombs away!” or “Bang!” or “Boom: you’re dead!” That was the 1950’s and 60’s when the true war fears had caused the …

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Intoxication

Assignment: get a bunch of drugs and make a picture. Well, not exactly like you are thinking. One of my favorite clients, Nancy Etheredge at E.P. Dutton Publishing hired me to do a cover photogram for a hard bound book “Intoxication – Life in Pursuit of Artificial Paradise” by Ronald K. Siegel, Ph D. Sounded …

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Dark Ages

Long ago and far away, there was a time and a place where I spent my youth – in the darkroom. My commercial career began in the darkroom doing what most of us can do today in our sleep using Photoshop.  They were complex layered images with many elements of varying sizes shot separately on …

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Shadow Catchers

Shadow Catchers: Camera-less Photography is a fascinating and beautiful book about 5 artists who make photograms. Written by Martin Barnes the book features work by Floris Neusüss, Pierre Cordier, Susan Derges, Garry Fabian Miller, and Adam Fuss. The book is more than just beautiful reproductions of their pictures there is ample reading about each artist’s …

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