Through the project, Light becoming objects, I explore the ontology of the photograph as a physical object. Intrigued by photography as matter and process, my focus is on its elemental components - light and light-sensitive substrates. While aiming to create a distinctive play between analogue, digital and virtual photographic ontologies, I experiment with camera-less darkroom techniques - the luminogram through subtractive colour mixing which I blend with scanning and ultraviolet light printing onto plexiglass. Exploring photography’s possibilities in abstraction, and its intersections with installation and sculpture, I investigate the nature of the photographic image within virtual and physical environments in order to challenge the viewer’s attention to materiality, colour and space in relation to the medium. By treating the photograph as a tactile medium, the result of my process is photographic objects that are activated by dynamic installation and printing strategies. Therefore, Light becoming objects is an installation that consists of three segments. First, a spectrum of skin tones and the blue hue of unexposed colour paper created with an enlarger and photo paper resulting in luminograms. Also, the digital transfers of luminograms onto thermoformed transparent plexiglass entering an expanded, sculptural terrain of photography. Last, a video work that is built up of three-dimensional renders and narrated text with a meditative and medium-specific approach. These three sections co-exist in the exhibition space as multiple layers of photographic ontologies – the analogue, the digital, and the virtual. The three transformations are related by the tactile contact between the photographic substrate and the human skin. The analogy of these two decisive light-sensitive surfaces is explored through abstract colour gradient surfaces that intend to highlight the objecthood of the photograph.