During this 3 hour workshop participants will experiment with simple camera-less photography and darkroom chemistry. With a theme of catching shadows we will use an array of objects, the body and movement to create contemporary photograms on silver gelatine paper. In the likes of Man Ray, Georgia O'Keefe and Len Lye we will use light and shadow to compose our images. We place a strong emphasis on experimentation with the process and thinking outside the box. We will also introduce a few alternative developing techniques.
ABOUT NOIR DARKROOM
Jessika Schwientek is a Melbourne based artist, experimental photographer and owner of NOIR Darkroom. With a great passion for chemistry based photography, Jessika is a Deakin graduate with first class honours. She thrives on alternative photographic processes and recreating historical practices from a contemporary approach.
NOIR Darkroom is Jessika’s current venture after a successful crowdfunding campaign, NOIR will be a creative photographic hub providing darkroom access and education to all age groups, school and community groups.