Christian Schad did photograms of everyday objects and discarded items to create photograms which he presented cut to an irregular shape on a plain background.
Modernist painter and printmaker associated with Dada movement
<https://www.artic.edu/artworks/227828/schadograph> Viewed 19 September 2020
This is a gelatin silver chloride photogram using dust and shoelace.
Photograms give new life to everyday objects and encourage you to look at previously unnoticed aspects of the everyday. Add mystery to the banal.
The blurb from Art Institute of Chicago talks about “ennobling lowly materials.”