karl martin holzhäuser: generative photographs

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Generative photographs by Karl Martin Holzhäuser.

“Operating in total darkness, he moves a ‘light-brush’ (a lamp inside a narrow oblong box with variable openings in the bottom) along horizontal and vertical rails over sensitized paper, thus exposing it directly, without an interfering lens. Small parallel slides in the bottom of this ‘brush’ enable the artist to control the quantity of light emerging from his device: As long as all the slides are shut, no lamplight is being emitted; when several slides are opened simultaneously, separate parts of the sensitized paper become exposed at one go, whereby the individual slots determine the width of the resulting stripes or bars.”

Via but does it float.
Karl Martin Holzhäuser

Karl Martin Holzhäuser

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