Donna Levreault makes photographs without a camera. This photographer employs ancient techniques in her expressive photography. Her images are made without a camera, using the sun as a source of illumination. . A flower is placed on sensitive paper and exposed to sunlight. Exposure times, temperature, and humidity and the unique chemical properties of the plant, affect the final image.
The results are completely unpredictable. The print is a ghost image of the flower that can range from brilliant color to more subdued tones. Flowers are a popular subject for photographers; still Levreaultâ€™s photographs shed new light on their beauty. Mystery radiates from each blossom, and colors shimmer and glow. The viewer sees an after-image of the plant, a ghost image that can range from realistic to abstract.
Levreault says, â€œI love that I am co-creating these photographs with nature. The sun, the atmosphere, the season, the time of dayâ€”everything has an effect on the final image.â€
AWE Gallery is open every Saturday and Sunday from 12 Noon – 5:00 PM and located at 678 Portola Dr. (A red and yellow building, next to a purple church.Â Free parking in church lot).