Either from memory of from prolonged looking I have been making very simple drawings of objects. These drawn objects are then cut out and used to create a photogram. Once a drawn shape has been cut out, I am left with both a positive (the shape) and a negative (the cutout space). In the history of photography one learns of the negative and positive and its part in the earliest invention of the medium. When making a photogram and chemically processing the print other marks can occur. Odd lights and darks or print stains seem to add a particular beauty to the print. Through the combination of traditional drawing and the medium of photography I have created the series Thinking About Drawing of which this image is one. I am absolutely interested in the contradiction of what is commonly considered a photograph.
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