Bright Ideas (An Ongoing Project)
Bright Ideas is a series of photograms inspired by the diverse range of light bulbs utilized in the motion picture industry. This project is a record of a technology that is rapidly changing, transitioning from incandescent to more energy efficient fluorescent and LED lighting. The Edison Bulb (invented in 1878) is rapidly becoming obsolete.
The final impressions are created in a traditional wet dark room utilizing only light, pre-coated photographic paper and chemistry; there is no photographic lens utilized, hence these images are referred to as “cameraless” photographs or “photograms.” After the exposure is made the prints are manipulated with chemistry during the development in a process called chromoskedasic painting.