Without using so much as a camera, artist Vanessa Marsh produces magical scenes that explore the vastness of the cosmos. Recently, she compiled a new set of works from her faux-night photography series Falling (which we previously reported on here), that she believes has evolved significantly since The Creators Project featured it earlier this year. Marsh’s images are called chromogenic photograms, the results of a technique that involves layering paintings along with paper masks on top of photographic paper in a color darkroom. Marsh carves out these images with her bare hands, creating vivid hued bubbles of what appear to be galactic clouds or the results of billion-year-old chemical reactions in the sky.
“The paintings are made in the negative or opposite colors that result in the final print," she tells The Creators Project. "Light shines through, for example, a transparent orange and reacts with the paper to make blue. Multiple exposures as layers of the paper mask as removed act to create the mountains and landscapes.”
Check out Vanessa Marsh's latest prints below:
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