Sunday, 6 February 2011

Lumen prints

I've been experimenting with lumen prints. They are made on photographic paper without the use of a darkroom or any chemicals...


  1. You're one of the few people I know who proves that death doesn't begin at 30. Keep creating, it keeps you alive.
    Reminds me of Kirlian photography without the high voltage requirements and quasi religious undertones.

  2. They look brilliant - I'm sure there's more to it than this, but do you just put the object onto the photographic paper?

  3. Thanks Ian! :)
    Kath, yes, that's pretty much exactly what you do. I pressed the leaves against the paper under glass for a few hours. I think this is important because the moisture from the plants seems to affect the image as much as daylight does. I did try fixing one with chemicals but it looked a bit rubbish afterwards!

  4. They're beautiful - so delicate!