Drugstore Photograms – A project where artist, Kate Farrall went to the local drugstore and bought supplies to make photograms (camera-less photo images) right in the store. She purchased the film and light-up objects then exposed the 35mm film in a light safe bag that she created using a coat purchased there. The exposed film was then developed and printed in-store (at the film development counter right behind her in the video) which means that these photos were created start-to-finish in the drugstore, harnessing the chemicals inherent in the color film process to create these pieces.
Consumer and producer are the roles Kate plays while the drugstore is also a participant in the production—without them, the project wouldn’t be possible.
Watch the video of their making: http://bit.ly/2hkAsur or click on the upper right corner of the image above to open a video viewing window.
Drugstore Photograms, installation view, chromogenic prints, Kate Farrall, 2014, edition of 2 each