Botanicals

To make these images, I place small translucent objects on the negative plane of the enlarger, and contact print other objects actual size on the easel plane. The result is multi-layered rayograms, which are printed onto positive sheet film, and shown as light boxes in a dark room. I use the natural light falloff from the enlarger to enhance the effect of looking into a microscope or a petri dish at a tiny secret world. In creating this series I felt like a scientist: evaporating liquids and building sculptures out of glue to print through.


All prints are on 20 x 24 inch sheet film, exhibited as light boxes.

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