Christopher Bucklow pushes the boundaries of the photographic medium to explore nature, process, and the human form. As a leading figure of the “cameraless” photographic movement in the U.K., Bucklow's ongoing Guest series (1993-) uses pinhole camera techniques to create large-scale photograms of human figures.


Bucklow’s other-worldly photographs of radiant men and women set against grounds of color are made through a complex multi-step process. The process begins with the artist’s projection of silhouettes onto aluminum foil, which he traces and punctures with thousands of small pinholes. Bucklow then places the foil over a sheet of photographic paper and exposes it to sunlight. Each finished picture becomes a unique photogram silhouette composed of thousands of pinhole photographs of the sun. The intensity of light on a particular day and the length of exposure yield unique variations of the color and shades of the final image.


Bucklow's work is held in numerous public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


Christopher Bucklow lives and works in London.

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