Thursday, August 07, 2008

Lumen Prints

normally, what i do for couples that get married is send along a few pictures that i took for them to add to their collection. for tisha and marky, this was going to be a lot harder. there were so many photographers there that i'm sure between them all, there are much better pictures than any that i took. really. every time i tried to take a shot, there was already a photographer standing right there, right in the path of the perfect shot. here are some examples.

don't get me wrong, i think it's funny and it became almost a game to see how often i could take a picture with a photog in it.

anyway, so there goes my idea for giving them a few shot that maybe someone else didn't get. what could i do to make something photographic, yet special for them? hmmm. ahhh....

my friend/coworker/teacher jerry burchfield does what he calls lumen prints. it's a photogram with a fancy name. basically, you throw stuff on a piece of B&W photo paper, leave it in the sun for a while, and viola! pretty picture.

here are examples of what jerry does:

to see more of jerry's work, visit

anyway, i decided to give it a whirl.

i still don't know if it worked. i haven't fixed the images yet and they tend to bleach out a lot once in the fixer. maybe they'll come out, maybe they won't, who knows. and yes, these are made with the actual flowers from the wedding.

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