The Washington DC-based Russian born artist Tatiana Gulenkina takes a refreshing abstract approach to the tactile processes in a photography darkroom. By experimenting with unconventional objects and their interactions with each other when exposed by light, Gulenkina creates vivid photograms that mimic anything from live organisms to science fiction landscapes. While not having a specific final image in mind, she focuses more on the process and experimenting with the materials she chooses to use. Gulenkina explains on her website, “My interest in cameraless photography came from a desire to capture not a decisive moment, but a time lapse, a movement or transformation of fragile organic objects caught on a light-sensitive surface”.

Text by Canbra Hodsdon