How Does He Do It?

Greg Wilson brought in a shadow box containing some of the objects he used to make his photographs, which will be on display until April 30th. Fascinating!


This body of work began five years ago as photograms—pictures produced on light-sensitive paper without a camera. Greg then experimented making enlargements of these objects without using a negative. Where a photographic negative would traditionally rest, he placed a scrap of lace, a feather, algae, a fist of fishing lures, or a butterfly.

The photograph below was made using the tiny piece of algae (upper left in shadow box).