Pierre Cordier - Pierre Cordier invented the "chemigram" technique in 1956. He applies developer or fixer chemicals directly to photographic paper to make dark or light areas respectively, much as a painter applies paint to a canvas. He changes the shape and texture of the image using "localising" materials such as varnish, wax, glue, oil, egg and syrup, and renders details by cutting into this emulsion.

Pierre Cordier is perhaps known most for his chemigrams. This is a process where you paint photographic paper with nail varnish, wax, oil, etc. These chemicals then react with the paper to create extraordinary effects and paintings

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Chemigram by Julia Martin: cut out stencil, sprayed cooking oil spray, fix first, developer second.

Step by step instructions for how to make a chemigram Picture: Chemigram by Julia Martin

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nonfigurativephoto: chemigrams

chemigram by flickr user Dichroic1

chemigram by flickr user Dichroic1


Chemigram experiment using olive oil resist and scratched paper (Ilford MGIV Glossy Paper).

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