This blog is dedicated to the phytogram method, a technique that uses the internal chemistry of plants for the creation of images on photographic emulsion. I started experimenting with organic chemistry and film emulsion in 2014 and gradually discovered the possibilities that plants have to offer, deciding only later to name my method ‘phytogram’. I have developed this idea further and have started demonstrating my findings during workshops at LUX in London, Film Farm in Mount Forest, Baltic Analog Lab in Riga, Analogue Farm in Whitworth, Braziers Park in Oxfordshire, kinoMANUAL in Wroclaw and during Ou/ert in Bourges. Sharing my experience has been rewarding, not only because of the enthusiasm of the participants but also by seeing fellow artists taking the initial idea further and producing astonishing results. Through this blog I aim to spread the idea and bring together people who both love plants, photography and filmmaking.

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Karel Doing

Karel Doing, Dandelion (Phytogram) 2016