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The Big Bang -

Ross Sonnenberg's avatar Ross Sonnenberg

My latest series entitled “The Big Bang” , I have become fascinated with the process on how to make a photogram. A way of making a photogtaph without the use of a camera, It’s only me in complete darkness and photographic paper. To produce an image you need one very important component, light. After researching different ways and different artists ,I decided to follow my own path . In a dance with performative aspects , I move around the paper using many different additions to the surface of the paper. The next step is to expose the paper with light using controlled explosions from many different kinds of fireworks. All with their own characteristics. After the exposure (remember this is all in complete darkness) I have to develop the paper by hand . Normally done easily with a color processing machine. I feel a little like a conductor using light and energy to capture an instant in time with a nod to the possibility Of the creation of are own universe.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 in
  • Medium: Photography
  • Width: 30 in.
  • Year created: 2020
  • Height: 40 in.