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Photography Without Camera

Currently there are artists for over twenty years they have worked the ability to take pictures without a camera. Immersed in the romantic idea of ​​exploring the processes and simple and powerful effects of light and science have obtained as a result surrealist works, enigmatic, abstract and unique.

To create these works they perform a variety of processes and often PLS in combination, integrating at random as one element of the creative process.

Photographic processes: Frame, Luminogram and Quimiograma
Among the best known photographic processes is the Frame, which is made by placing in a dark object in contact with a photosensitive surface and then exposing it to light. When the object blocking the light, either partially or completely, your shadow is recorded on paper.

The luminogram is a variation of the frame, but in this case the object does not touch the paper.

The Quimiogramas however, are made by direct manipulation of photographic paper surface with varnishes or oils and chemicals revealed.

Printing Techniques
As printing techniques to the most common is made with “silver gelatin” which is used in a role that has been coated with silver salts. When the light hits the paper, the salts become dark and the image is revealed using chemicals. You can have matt or shiny surfaces and different tones.

“Destruction of the dye” is a technique done with a color photo paper particular. It is covered with at least three emulsion layers, each one is sensitized to one of the three primary colors and also contain a dye associated with that color. During the development of the image, any dye that is bleached is not exposed.

Another common use is to print the “Digital C-print.” To which type of printer uses a chromogenic, where the photo paper is exposed to laser beams of red, green and blue and then processed with product developers.

Five Artists
Excellent examples of this type of craftsmanship is shown in parts of five artists who have inspired a long career in his fantasies, experiments, and definitely in a particular way of seeing reality.

Floris Neusüss, Germany has given new momentum to the frame, both in scale and visual treat with its Körperfotogramms (or frames around the body). Displayed for the first time in the 1960, since then explores its many technical possibilities, conceptual and visual. “In the frame, the man is not represented, but the picture it becomes an act of imagination.”
Garry Fabian Miller, England in 1984, Miller discovered a method of using a photographic enlarger that allows a direct translation between plants and photo printing. The example of his luminogram Annex, was made with leaves collected from late April to early June. Each vertical line was printed progressively from a day on the front lines until about two weeks at the end.
Pierre Cordier, Belgium: Quimiograma process discovered in 1956 and for many years has explored its potential. The developer applied photographic paper to create dark areas and fixer for lighter shades. Changes in shape and design are made for products such as varnish, wax, glue, oil, egg and syrup. This method allows you to create images that are impossible for any other means, so that the process has become a work of art itself and the style in their technique.
Susan Derge, England was the first made images of clouds by the direct digital scans of ink dispersion in water in a small glass tank. For these dreamlike landscapes, she prints these tests in large slides, then placed under a glass tank containing water, ferns, grasses and rushes. Following destruction printed on dye placed under the tank and transparency. Finally, these prints and digitally photograph the match to the Digital C-prints on a large scale.
Adam Fuss, England – New York: In his work shows mastery of numerous photographic techniques, but also developing a series of emblematic or symbolic reasons. To make the tailpiece, Fuss briefly placed a baby in a sheet of photographic paper immersed in a tray of shallow water with a flashlight directly on the paper, captured the outline of the child and the waves in the water.
Such work provides an impressive view, unusual, honest and direct photography. This is photography “unplugged.”