Photogram: Cameraless Photography


Patra Holter, Photography Without a Camera (1972)

Thanks to Toys and Techniques for this wonderful post on Cameraless Photography.

Photogram:
“A photogram is a photographic image made without a camera by placing objects directly onto the surface of a light-sensitive material such as photographic paper and then exposing it to light. The usual result is a negative shadow image that shows variations in tone that depends upon the transparency of the objects used. Areas of the paper that have received no light appear white; those exposed through transparent or semi-transparent objects appear grey.[1]


The technique is sometimes called cameraless photography. It was used by Man Ray in his exploration of rayographs. Other artists who have experimented with the technique include László Moholy-Nagy, Christian Schad (who called them “Schadographs”), Imogen Cunningham and Pablo Picasso.[2] Variations of the technique have also been used for scientific purposes.” – From the ever insightful wiki
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Drawn Sound Technique from Daphne Oram’s “Oramics Machine”

Auramics {{{{}}}} are a psychedelic, radiophonic, dreampop, hauntology music group comprised of Kristi Scarvelis and Glen Lee Flynn. The name “Auramics” is inspired by Daphne Oram’s “Oramics” Machine which the two connected to in their interest of drawing/art, cut up collage sound and music, “Aura” relating to metaphysical practices and “Aural” in regards to hearing.