Melanie Heinrich PhotographerMelanie Heinrich Photographer

SERVICES - Videos / Fine Art Photography / Commercial Photography

Home / Contact Melanie / About Melanie / Image Sales on Etsy / YouTube Channel - Photography
Books / Gallery Shows / Presentations / PressWorkshops Travel

Fine Art Photography

Art Theory

Black & White Images

Carnival My Time

Carnival Present Day

Dimensional Photography

Experimental Images

Hand-Painted Images

Infrared Images

Landscape Images

Life After Life Images



Printing on Metal

Rice Paper Printing

Sketches of Europe

Spiritual Concepts

Time Exposures

Underwater Images



Photograms can be made in a number of different ways and by using any number of different materials. I became fascinated by the process while working in the black and white darkroom. I was teaching traditional black and white photography at a university and running the lab. My daily routine of running the lab led me to many experimental processes. Additionally I assigned the project to my students. They came up with the most interesting material selections to use.

I produced several black and white photograms using transparent materials placed on glass, like baby oil, lotion, and clear plastic wrap. Using a small pen light I exposed the paper to light at a 90 degree angle from the paper. (The intensity of the light and the distance of the light from the paper made a difference with the end print.) The transparent material on the glass refracted the light, casting interesting gray values onto the photo paper. I found these images to be rich with tonal details and contrast.

I created images as large as 16" x 20" and as small as 8" x 10" using this process. Those black and white photograms are all original images. Each creation changes because of all of the variables that are involved. I scanned several of these images and added color to them using Photoshop. I also hand painted several of these images.

Black and White - Before

Colorized - After




Top of Page

Home / Contact Melanie / About Melanie / Images Sales on Etsy / YouTube Channel - Photography

2018 Copyright Melanie Heinrich. All rights reserved.


Photo Tips And Tricks