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caleb charland’s biographs

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Mysterious and immensely colourful, Caleb Charland‘s photographic images created by bacteria just makes sense.

The “Bacteria” project was conceived when Charland’s curiosity led him to relinquish control of the image-making process by introducing bacteria to his film. By consuming the gelatin emulsion and re-depositing and repositioning the image particles, the bacteria create patterns and shapes, not dissimilar to those left behind by other natural processes. These remarkable images are a biograph, evidence of a bacterial life cycle, an index of existence.


Written by bjornyeo

October 7, 2010 at 11:40 pm

Posted in art, photography

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