To take the idea one step further try combining the traditional photogram
that is limited to greys, blacks and white and using the fact that there will be many different tones of grey, the same technique can be employed. Sections of the image can also be manipulated and repositioned. These images can be produced in the darkroom or simply by using a scanner with white or black background paper
This is the third stage of the guide to making your own colour, “virtual” photogram using Red Studios / MoMA’s “fauxtogram” site facility. If you have arrived here without following the steps from the First and Second Part of the guide go back now.
or letter that increases to show the step-stage ) then the developing images can be added to an animation program such as the free Microsoft Photo Story to make a looped show that will illustrate the process and display the final outcome - As in the two YouTube videos shown here.
If each significant stage is saved with a different name ( a name with an number
It is possible to use the scanner on its own and so avoid the need for a darkroom but as the scanner creates its image in lines, the subject and its 2-D / 3-D nature will need to be carefully chosen. Resulting images may also need to be more carefully manipulated before the final ‘masking-cut-and-copy’ stages begin as large defined
areas of tone do not already exist.