Luminograms from my advanced high school photography classes at Walnut Hill School for the Arts.
These were inspired by the amazing Luminograms created by the photographer Mike Jackson. After we shared our results with him, he had these very kind words to say:
“I was recently contacted by Holly Worthington, a teacher at the Visual Arts Faculty/Photography at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Massachusetts. She teaches advanced photography courses and wanted to introduce her students to Luminograms.
I explained a bit about what I do – emphasizing how the process is so adaptable that an individual’s style and hand gesture can shine through. Holly’s enthusiasm is addictive, and before long she had her students working with flash lights and other methods of making luminograms.
What excites me about their results is that each is so individual. Not just slightly different, but radically different – showing how the individual’s choices, likes/dislikes and aesthetic reasoning all display themselves through any barricades of technique that may be involved.
I think that their work is excellent (certainly better than mine was when I started!). I hope that their stocks of paper last and that Holly keeps the Luminogram classes going – I don’t think that there are many available.”
Thank you Mike for the support , encouragement and inspiration!
My students’ results are posted on the advanced photography class Tumblr site, Holga on the Hill, along with other projects from the past few years.