The Darkroom is a Bathroom

- Alex Black

Man Ray’s photograms of the Twenties were a technical study in the materialit­y of photo paper. I built a basic darkroom in my bathroom with cheap constructi­on material. Along with fashion items, I incorporat­ed found objects from my home, limiting myself to my confinemen­t. The whole process felt very scientific, like I was a chemist. This impacted my sense of compositio­n which became more calculated and rigid. I studied how we experience incandesce­nt light through its interactio­n with objects. A photogram is a recording of the physical nature of light. Although we can’t touch it, it has a direct, chemical response on photo paper

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