Spinning Glow-in-the-Dark Plant (6 pics)

Caleb Charland has that amazing ability to turn something ordinary into something extraordinary. We got to know this talented photographer back in July, when we wrote about his impossibly amazing shots. Not only did we find his long exposure photos unbelievably interesting, the fact that Caleb gave us some inside information really inspired us to want to uncover more stories going on behind the scenes. Recently, Caleb was in Wired magazine for his Node Project. The work focused on the points where a plant's leaves and branches sprout. To create the piece, he spray-painted a shrub black, then highlighted each node with glow-in-the-dark paint. Then, he stuck the plant in a ceramic pot and rotated it under a black light, exposing a sheet of 4 x 5 film to an illuminated pattern of potential growth. “Each of the little nodes–they just felt like they could be an armature for an image,” he says.

Caleb Charland

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