Photo Analysis

 

 

 

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Elevator - Miami Beach

From The Americans, © Robert Frank

http://members.aol.com/UvGotMail/frank/frank.html

 

 

 

 

 

HENRI CARTIER - BRESSON, (Behind the Gare Saint Lazare), 1932

http://www.photology.com/bresson/

 

 

Man Ray, Kiss, 1932

http://www.manray-photo.com/

 

Did he place an object on photopaper and just let the light go through to where the object was not to make a negative image of the object on the paper?  Emily Close

 

I agree with Emily and I also think that the image was manipulated in the darkroom by placing an object on the paper and playing with light. I like how the photograph leaves room for interpretation. Monika Urbaniak

 

Anyway I have no idea how the photo of what looks like a flower by the surrealist guy was created.  Catlin Barrie

 

I donno, but its really gorgeous! I love how fluid it is. It is very pretty. If thatÕs the negative, though, I think I would prefer that to the actual print. But who knows? It is almost ghost-like surrounded with so much darkness. Nadejda Neklioudova

 

First was the May Ray photo a reverse negative print or just a negative print?  Is there a difference? Kayla MacKay

 

 

 

How does she (Anne Cutler) do this (above)??

 

I know about how she uses an infrared image when photographing images like these, but I was more curious about the convex-mirror-like image? It doesnt seam to be something she uses often. would it be difficult to do? Tania Ernst

 

 

AppleMark

 

I found this photogram on the Victoria and Albert Museum website http://www.vam.ac.uk  while researching my photo mentor.  It is by British artist Susan Derges and it is called "Chladini figure", 1985.  I thought others in the class might find it interesting.  There are several other examples of her work using this technique, as well as a decent database of photographers which might prove useful to others in their research.

 

Haley Bennett