House Paint and Charcoal Turn 3D Objects into 2D

In Representations, photographer Cynthia Greig’s new project, she paints common household objects with white house paint, outlines them in charcoal and shoots them on a white background. The effect transforms everyday objects into two-dimensional looking drawings. Greig explains that her work is an homage to William Henry Fox Talbot and his treatise, “The Pencil of Nature.”

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