After 35 years of making photograms I felt challenged to make something new, but it seemed I had photogrammed every kind of object. I decided to create my own objects to make photograms and felt the best place to start is with simple geometric shapes. I designed geometric shapes in Tinkercad and printed them using a Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printer in a translucent PLA resin. The geometric objects are placed on the wet tintype and exposed to light. I was able to produce new imagery of elementary timeless shapes using 19th century analog process combined with 21st century laser etching and 3D printing. The Elementary project evolved into the Pythagoras project.
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Tintype photograms of 3D printed geometric objects on trophy aluminum
4.25″x5.5″ up to 8″x10″ tintypes each piece is a unique one-of-a-kind object – edition 1 of 1.