Photographic Alphabet: J is for Michael Jackson
“The luminogram process is the controlled application of light onto silver gelatin paper. It differs from photograms in that no physical object is represented and nothing touches the paper apart from light. The process allows for a unique mark to be made, which has more in common with sculpture or pottery than painting or photography. This is because the paper changes physically at a chemical level - unlike painting or drawing where the medium is added to a canvas; with the luminogram process the silver gelatin paper itself is the medium, and light is, say, like the sculptor's chisel and mallet."
“I have been studying the effect of light on paper for many years, and over these years I have carved out my own individual process steps and reasoning behind the work. It has such a versatile output - every bit as adaptable as oil paint or sculpture. It can be used for abstraction, representation and everything in between; and most importantly can produce a mark that is unique to itself.”
—— Michael Jackson
You can find more of Michael Jackson’s work here and in his upcoming show in The Foley Gallery on October 16th, 2019.