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Fade into Light 006

Price
£3,120
Prints medium: Photopolymer print

Unframed

Edition of 12 (0 available)

Gallery: Wychwood Art

Ships from: United Kingdom

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Description

About the artwork
A photogram is a photographic image made without a camera by placing objects directly onto the surface of a light-sensitive material such as photographic paper and then exposing it to light. The usual result is a negative shadow image that shows variations in tone that depends upon the transparency of the objects used. Areas of the paper that have received no light appear white; those exposed through transparent or semi-transparent objects appear grey. Some of the first photographic images made were photogram’s. William Henry Fox Talbot called these photogenic drawings, which he made by placing leaves and pieces of material onto sensitized paper.

Specification

Medium Photopolymer print
Framed? No
Subjects Animals & Wildlife,
Style Abstract
Original or Edition? Edition of 12
Certificate of Authenticity No
Artwork Dimensions: 68 X 120 X 2 X cm

About Allan Forsyth

Allan Forsyth is a British photographic artist based in London. Forsyth's work explores a breadth of themes, reflected in the range of techniques he employs: analogue and digital exposures taken by the artist exist in his work, alongside computer-generated imagery, photograms, and photographic collages from historic magazines and vintage postcards. 

Allan’s work is influenced by his love for nature and drama. He seeks to expand the beauty of natural forms that can sometimes be overlooked in everyday life. Allan often uses extensive digital manipulation in editing his images, resulting in a photographic aesthetic that is highly stylised and immediately recognisable.

He identifies himself as 'an artist that uses photography' rather than a photographer, emphasising the importance of the image over the tools and processes. This move away from the camera has also led Forsyth to explore camera-less photo imaging techniques like the photogram, a Victorian Era process in which light projected onto photosensitive paper captures the silhouette of an object placed in front of it. 

Allan’s work has been exhibited and collected internationally. He has been awarded the Certificate of Commendation at RHS Chelsea Flower Show (2011), Best Landscape for Brooklyn at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (2008) and the ICON Art & Design Award (2004).