In his most recent (truly astounding) work Charland resumes his explorations of the natural world while at the same time continuing to push the boundaries of darkroom possibilities. As with his previous Double Index images- last seen in his exhibition, Redshift- one sheet of paper is used as both the receiver of the information and the transmitter. In this case, specifically, the water image is folded over onto the upper portion of the paper and used as a negative to print the sky.
We are pleased to announce that Caleb Charland is going to be one of the 2015 speakers for f295. You can see his interview with them here.
“The titles of each image give you an idea of the action that is taking place, but the complete story is left to the imagination. It’s an interesting twist on scientific experimentation, where normally the idea is to make sure every variable is precisely accounted for. Charland’s photos take the data out of the equation, and leave you only with impressions of the physical interaction taking place.”