Curtis Moffat, 'Abstract Composition'

Curtis Moffat, 'Abstract Composition'

Curtis Moffat
'Abstract Composition'
About 1925
Gelatin silver print
Museum no. E.880-2003
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London/Estate of Curtis Moffat

To make this striking image of a dragonfly, Moffat placed the specimen in the photographic enlarger head (in place of a negative) and projected the image onto photographic paper.