Since Spring 2017 I have been zooming into various fruits and vegetables, purchased at NYC markets and stores, using dissecting microscope and unconventional light techniques. Life Textures III, an ongoing series, are the exploration of the microscopic landscapes within produce. I started this project with a blood orange I bought at Meatpacking District in NYC. After few days of intentional exposure to decay I cut it open and began my journey using Olympus dissecting microscope, Canon Mark iii and some unique light techniques I developed through my art practice. By capturing these fascinating landscapes which only to last few days I reflect on transient nature of mankind and its driving force - food. How many blood oranges are harvested, consumed and left for decay? Or tomatoes ? Or any other produce for that matter ? By picking a random blood orange from millions of others all over the world and freezing its micro portrait in time I wanted to create an allegory - lost among the others we as individuals disappear in space and time as we are moved further from the magnifying glass of the Universe. Moreover, my explorations through Life Textures made me realize and appreciate the delicate nature, unique beauty and diversity of Earth's Superorganism further, which I hope will transfer to my audience.
All images are minimally processed without any color correction, shot in RAW and can be printed any size preserving its high resolution.
All prints are Limited Edition of 6 ( sizes vary)
Life Textures/Fig 0.1, Digital Print, 2018