Thomas Ruff: Photograms and Negatives


Traditionally, photograms are made by placing objects onto photosensitive paper and exposing the paper to light, thereby recording the silhouettes of the objects. Captivated by this method but seeking to work beyond its limitations, Ruff collaborated with a 3-D imaging expert to design a virtual darkroom that would enable him to experiment with an infinite range of forms. Unbeholden to objects present, like the scissors, ribbons, and paperclips of Moholy-Nagy's photograms, he is able to specify the size, material, color, and transparency of new digital matter. This collection of invented forms, together with simulated paper surface and fully adjustable light conditions, comprises a digital darkroom

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ISBN:

9780847845682

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

86

Dimensions:

24cm x 31cm

RRP:

$145.00

Publisher:

Rizzoli International

Published:

01 April 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Thomas Ruff

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Wenzel S. Spingler