jon malis

Delta T

Utilizing the basic light-sensitive principals of the photographic process, I coated sheets of translucent velum in a light-sensitive emulsion (each series being produced at the same time) which I then digitized into the computer via a high-resolution scanner at designated intervals. The resulting images have been contrast-enhanced in a uniform fashion, allowing the individual differences between each individual print to become obvious. To the naked eye, the originals all appear similar - an off-white sheet with tiny, reflective silver particles - but the final compositions prove to be unique and individual prints.

The images presented in this portfolio represent the naturally-occurring patterns which developed as the uniformly-coated papers were exposed to light, creating abstractions not unlike alien landscapes, in texture and form.

I chose to present these images as landscapes, evoking a similar response that I believe I would form to landscape images from the moon or a foreign planet.


Delta T Series D, 18 Hours #1 (12"x30")
Delta T Series C, 1 Week #5 (12"x30")
Delta T Series C, 2 Months #2 (12"x30")
Delta T Series D, 18 Hours #2 (12"x30")
Delta T Series C, 2 Months #4 (12"x30")
Delta T Series C, 1 Week #2 (12"x30")