Veiled

Veiled

Many years ago I used to have a small photographic darkroom that would be periodically set up in the kitchen so I could make my own black and white prints. I also liked to experiment with photograms - making images on photographic paper with objects or drawings on tracing paper with varying degrees of thickness. Areas of the photographic paper that would receive no light appear white while those exposed through transparent or semi-transparent objects would appear grey. Although the process was exciting the equipment was crude and it wasn't too long before I focussed instead on working with traditional illustration materials. However the photogram process itself has always stayed with me and these days the technology offers the control to realise the kind of images I could only imagine back in the day. This image is based on that process, decreasing the transparency on selected areas.

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