Tuesday, January 19, 2010
These are two images produced for Discover magazine by Caleb Charland, a lavishly talented young photographer. After finding Charland's work online at the Michael Mazzeo gallery about a year ago, I've been looking for an opportunity to work with him. It finally arrived with the recent Discover special issue Extreme Physics (on newsstands now for two months). These images were two of three that we ran with an article about the big unanswered questions of physics.
This was a high point for me in my work as a Photo Editor. Too often physics articles are illustrated by tiresome looking digital images that ultimately explain little. Using images of objects in the visible, physical world to explain physics concepts was something I suggested many times- and finally got my chance here. Hope you like them as much as I do.
These images are made on film, in real time. The atom/drill image is made using multiple exposures.