Alice Boughton (1865-1943)

The Seasons, 1909
Dawn, 1909
Sand and Wild Roses, 1909


Eilif Peterssen (1852-1928)

Eilif Peterssen 1
Moonrise over the dunes, 1883
Eilif Peterssen Nocturne
Nocturne, 1887


Floris Neusüss (1937-present)

Neususs nudogram
Nudogram (Kör K 79), 1968
Floris Nuesuss nudogram
Nudogram (Kör K 86), 1968
Floris Neususs
Tellerbild (Tel 86), 1966

German photographer Floris M. Neusüss has pursued camera-less photography and the potential of the photogram throughout his career. His nudogramms use life-size silhouettes of bodies exposed on photographic paper.

Walter Sickert (1860-1942)

Walter Sickert Nude
La Hollandaise, 1906
The Camden Town Murder (originally, What Shall We Do for the Rent?), 1908
Walter Richard Sickert
Reclining Nude (Thin Adeline), 1908


Heinz Hajek-Halke (1898-1983)

Heinz Hajek Halke Nude
Nude Study, 1930-1936
Heinz Hajek Halke photomontage
Untitled, 1931
Heinz Hajek Halke nude
Untitled (Solarized Nude), 1930
Heinz Hajek Halke montage
Dar Gassenhauer (The Popular Song), 1930s

I was inspired to return to the work of early experimental photographer Heinz Hajek-Halke by Cake or Death’s latest post (also here). Prior to World War II, Hajek-Halke worked as a press photographer and commercial artist in Germany. During this period he also focused on experimental montage technique as well as nude studies. He retreated from Berlin to Switzerland during the war, and continued pursuing experimental techniques. ‘Lichtgrafiken’ (light graphics), which were made without a camera, were some of his most important works (and will be featured in a future post).

Anne Brigman

Anne Brigman
The Dying Cedar, 1906
Anne Brigman
Finis, 1912


Ferenc Berko (1916-2000)

Ferenc Berko Nude
Paris, 1937
Ferenc Berko Chicago
Fire Escape, Chicago, 1947


Vlaho Bukovac (1855-1922)

Reclining Nude, 1887