My Modern Shop Spotlight – Caleb Charland’s Spooky Skull Camera

Maine-based artist Caleb Charland has honed his skills in experimental photography over the years, without the aid of Photoshop, to create his spectacular visual effects. Instead, the experienced photographer relies on a more analog approach, utilizing the power of multiple exposures. There's a scientific element to his work that allows viewers to see objects differently.

Charland's image titled Skull Camera depicts a surreally spooky scene (just in time for Halloween!) that features the profile of a dark skull facing a lit candle. Intriguingly, we're given a peek inside the skull with the image of the candle upside-down, just like you'd find inside a camera.

We're pleased to announce that the image featured in this post is now available as a print and canvas through our art store, My Modern Shop.


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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