John Ross

Traditional photograms are made by placing objects directly onto photographic paper. For CR’s cover this month, John Ross has updated the idea by using the digital back of the camera, the ‘chip’ itself, to create a series of intriguing images themed around the letter ‘P’. “Unlike the traditional film method that uses negative film, the chip is positive, although it can be turned to negative in post,” Ross says. “So it is more like shooting with transparency film. I played with all types of media, but found that semi-transparent plastics gave the most interesting results. By heating these you can record the stress lines and faults. No manipulation has been used, they are simple everyday objects such as plastic bottles and cups.”

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