How it started with Classic Car Photograms.
Many years ago, my friend Rolf Beinroth, a classic car dealer, got me to take photograms of cars.
He was a fan of my work and had an ancient BMW Dixie in his workshop in Ravensburg, a barn find.
He really wanted to have a photogram of this.
So I got a new roll of Kodak Endura photo paper, 50m long and 1.27m high, and drove it to him, we darkened the workshop and got to work. First the paper had to be cut for 3 exposures from the Dixie, one from a self-made e-scooter, one from a motorcycle and one from a Mercedes Pagoda.
A challenge to cut strips of 2, 3 or 4 m length without creases or scratches on the paper and to pack them individually for the respective exposures. Everything in complete darkness.
Now a sheet of paper was attached to the wall behind the vehicle and I triggered several flash units with different colored foils in front of them, the photogram was exposed and the paper was packed light-tight.
The next day I drove back to Munich with the exposed images to have them developed there.
The tension was enormous until the developed paper came out of the machine, the joy afterwards was even greater than I could see the result.