The two items featured here are a Silva Compass and a set of Army dog tags (identification tags). This is a photo gram. Another darkroom technique. Under a red safe light the photographic paper is placed under the lens of the enlarger, then selected items are place at random upon the photographic paper, then in the normal way the paper is exposed to light through the enlarger's lens. The print is then processed as per any normal photographic print.
It's very similar to an X-Ray effect. Transparent items work best when experimenting with photo grams. There are some other examples of this technique on the 21 November 2009 post, on this blog.
Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.
From work for a City & Guilds 9231 Certificate for Photography in the Constructed Images module that I did at Hull Community Artworks in 1993.
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