Man Ray is very much remembered for his stunning photographs (although considering himself more of a painter). He is remembered greatly for his photograms (a photographic image made without a camera by placing objects directly onto the surface of a photo-sensitive material such as photographic paper and then exposing it to light. The result is a negative shadow image varying in tone, depending on the transparency of the objects used). In true artistic fashion, he renamed this technique to "Rayographs." He discovered this technique during his early years working in Paris.