Photograms | Literary: FLIGHT

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


Photograms | Literary: FLIGHT encompasses photographer Wendy Paton’s most recent body of work. What began as an artistic vision, has given rise to a magnificent creation. Paton’s FLIGHT is a piece of art in itself – its accordion folded pages and soft touch film-laminated cover only add to the allure of the images within. Paton’s strikingly abstract gelatin silver images are the result of a centuries’ old photographic medium – the photogram.

These intricate and intriguing camera-less images are created in a traditional darkroom by placing 3-dimensional objects (in Paton’s case, books) directly onto a light-sensitive material. As with regular film photography, an enlarger is used, along with normal photochemical processes, to construct images – all without using a camera.

As true artists do, Wendy Paton creates her own language with FLIGHT – transforming simple literary objects into bold, artistic abstractions.

  • ISBN: 978-0-692-11688-3
  • Published by Brilliant Press
  • Designer: Phil Unetic, Unetic Design
  • Finished Size 4.9375″ x 7.0625
  • Flat Size: 39” x 7”
  • Paper: 100# Opus Dull Cover
  • Accordion folded and mounted to board
  • Printing: Brilliant Graphics, Exton, PA
  • Binding: Roswell Bindery, Phoenix, AZ

SKU: 978-0-692-11688-3 Category:


Additional information

Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 7.5 × 1 in

4 reviews for Photograms | Literary: FLIGHT

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Forrest Old

    This presentation is a jewel in our collection of artist’s work. Paton’s alternative process abstract images are dramatic and well executed. Couple this excellent imagery with the fine crafted display itself and you have a piece of very memorable artwork.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christina Elizabeth

    This is a STUNNING book of photograms – it is like having an entire gallery in the palm of your hand. The layout is unique and adds to the artistry of the experience in an unexpected and absolutely beautiful way. I purchased two copies and treasure them!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christopher Kennedy

    This selection of extraordinary Literary photograms combined with Wendy’s meticulous presentation simply take your breath away. She has taken her art to a whole new level with this stikingly emotive series. Brilliant’s attention to detail is outstanding.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have an honor to own “Flight” signed by Wendy Paton, which brings a unique addition to my art book library collection. This book has it all: photographs from talented artist and impeccable printing from Brilliant Press. Absolutely perfect gift for an art lover.

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