Litera, Ralf

Ralf Litera, Bielefeld, Germany

Born: 1965
Studies: Psychology (Dipl. Psych.), Art

Lives and works in Bielefeld

I have been interested in the primary phenomenon of lensless photography, the photogram, for a consiberable amount of time. I am particulary interested in extending the amount of possibilities which this medium offers.
The main intention of this particular work is to reduce the conventional distance between object an photosensitive material to maximum. The ultimate intention is not to interrupt the immediate contact between object and picture carrier after the exposure and development process, but to keep it up for as long as possible or aim for a floating transition. By applying this technique, people can experience the process of creation and decay in a contemplative way.