Robert Buelteman

Life and Shadow: 2009-2017

Field Mustard
Maidenhair Fern
Red Flowering Currant
Some Kind of Blue
White Clematis II
Winged Madeira
Trillium Bloom
Black Oak
Box Elder
Willow

Rancho Corral de Tierra: 2002-2007

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

Sangre de Cristo: 2003-2006

Alpine Lupine
Eryngium Matrix
Hopi Dye Sunflower
Purple Clematis
Thimbleberry
Aspen Turning
Golden Columbine

Thru the Green Fuse: 1999-2003

Fallen Lichen
Alstromeria
Descending Aspen
Delairea Odorata
Eucalyptus polyanthemos
Aspen Turning

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