Markus Amm 1999 Photogram on fiber based paper 24 x 18 cm In his Untitled series, Markus Amm revives the technique of the photogram. Pioneered as an art form by Man Ray and Moholy Nagy (the latter of which coined the term "photogram"), the process utilises rudimentary photograph principles: objects are placed on a photosensitive surface, and briefly exposed to light to create an abstracted "x-ray" image, an inverted shadow outline of suggestive form.
Polly Shave "My practice focuses on the body in an abstract way. It is a pseudo scientific and biological study, using images of "cells" and "microscopic bacteria" to create work suggesting a study of human biology. However, the images I have produced have not been created "in the lab" or under a microscope; they have all been created using cameraless photosensetive methods such as photograms and ink stains. The work contains traces of the body, yet falsely represents them..."