From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: A photogram is a photographic image made (without a camera) by placing objects directly onto the surface of a photo-sensitive material such as photographic paper and then exposing it to light. The result is a silhouetted image varying in darkness based on the transparency of the objects used, with areas of the paper that have not received any light appearing light and those that have appearing dark, according to the laws of photosensitivity. The image obtained is hence a negative and the effect is often quite similar to an X-Ray. This method of imaging is perhaps most prominently attributed to Man Ray and his exploration of rayographs. Others who have experimented with the technique include László Moholy-Nagy, Christian Schad (who called them "Schadographs"), Imogen Cunningham and even Pablo Picasso.
I really love this Adam Fuss photogram, he had a really huge enlarger, brought a bunch of doves in set them down, and when the light went on the freaked and flew up everywhere. brilliant and beautiful.
We're doing photograms in my "Photography for Fine Artists" class. i loved the assignment. can you tell what i used? (i appologize for the photo, don't have a scanner- the flash kind of messes thigns up but you get my idea.)
wine glasses, i really love the way the light reflects around them...