Black and White in Colour – A series of Natural Photograms
Angela Easterling has developed a unique style of photography. She has gradually created her own technique having been influenced by the work of Nineteenth Century photographer Henry Fox Talbot and the botanist/photographer Anna Atkins. Her photograms are created without the use of a camera. Each image is dependent upon exposure, light source, humidity and, most importantly, the combination of the organic materials employed.
Plant material is placed on to Black and White photo-sensitised paper and then exposed in the sun. When combined with contemporary chemicals the plant materials generate their own particular aura of colour. There are no negatives and so reprints cannot be made. Each image is unique.
Angela’s work has been exhibited and can be found in collections held at the Victoria and Albert Museum London, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Fox Talbot Museum, Laycock, and the Eden Project Cornwall.