Robert Buelteman

Energetic Photograms

Alstromeria
Descending Aspen
Delairea Odorata
Aspen Turning
Fallen Lichen
Field Mustard

Life and Shadow

Some Kind of Blue
White Clematis II
Winged Madeira
Trillium Bloom
Black Oak
Box Elder
Willow
Woodland Forest Floor
Willow Budbreak
Green Mandala

Rancho Corral de Tierra

Rainbow Chard
Geranium robertianun
Trillium
Field Flowers
Cannabis Sativa
Antherium
Arroyo Willow

Sangre de Cristo

Hopi Dye Sunflower
Purple Clematis
Golden Columbine
Alpine Lupine
Eryngium Matrix

California photographer Robert Buelteman’s images are “Energetic Photograms” — made with neither camera nor lens by placing living plants on his easel made of a sheet of metal encased in Plexiglas and applying high-voltage electricity and fiber optic light to render the image. Photograms employ the essential nature of photography: the ability of light-sensitive media to capture an image when exposed, regardless of the source of the exposure, whether it be light energy passed through the aperture of a camera, or, in Buelteman’s work, via his hand-delivered high-voltage electricity and fiber optic technique.

Life and Shadow

Rancho Corral de Tierra

Sangre de Cristo