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Man Ray - Rayograph, 1922
How to make a photogram
Photograms are made from light sensitive paper and some objects to cover it so that it creates different shades from black and white on the page.
What you need:
Step 1: Make sure only the red light is on and not any normal light is on in the room.
Step 2: Take out the light sensitive photographic paper and potion it under the light source so the light can cover the whole page.
Step 3: Place you object on top of the light sensitive photographic paper without making a lot of contract with your fingers and paper (create an abstract image).
Step 4: Turn on the light source for approximately 10 seconds and in the 10 seconds, you could move the objects around so that it creates a totally new picture.
Step 5: Move all the objects that were on top of the light sensitive paper to the side and pick up the light sensitive paper.
Step 6: Slide the light sensitive photograpic paper in developer and gently move the solution around so it covers the light sensitive paper. Leave it in there for 1 minute. Take it out of the developer and then place it in Stop Bath for a couple of seconds. Then take it out again and place it in fix for a minimum of 5 minutes.
Step 6: When the image is fixed, place it in running water for roughly 10 minutes.
Step 7: Finally remove all excess water with a sponge and then hang it up so it can dry fully.
Step 8: After fully dried, Your done. Take your light sensitve photographic paper and finally, its a Photogram.
The lay-out of the objects look nice. The variety of straight and curves create a effect. The overlapping of the objects create different shades of white. The targets that I would set my self to improve this photogram is adding more objects to reduce the amount of black there is. I would also move some objects around so that it creates a new type object altogether.
In this photogram, I added more objects to the photogram so that there is much less black areas which makes the photogram seem very big a broad, it gives place for more imaginative thoughts. Next time, i would you lots of objects but i would place them so they create an abstract image. I would make the objects be at different hight so that there is different shades of white on the page instead of just black and white. I would also layer some objects on top of each other and place a variety of sizes of objects.