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 recently to name my method ‘phytogram’. I have developed this idea further and have recently 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 and kinoMANUAL in Wroclaw. Sharing my experience has been rewarding, not only because of the enthusiasm of the workshop participants but also by seeing them 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.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic all workshops have been cancelled to further notice. I am planning to record a demonstration video. Please support this by making a small donation!

Karel Doing

Karel Doing, Dandelion (phytogram) 2016