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When photography was first introduced to the world, it was widely debated whether it was an artistic medium or scientific practice. Although many people disregarded it as art, others argued that it could be both. My goal in this series is to combine the worlds of both scientific study and abstract photography.


 To do this, I have constructed and photographed a number of abstract still lives to observe and record the various properties of light and the way it interacts with its environment. I have used both transparent and reflective objects like glass, CDs, and water to document the ways in which light travels. I did not use any colored gels or excessive editing in post process, allowing the light to create its own composition. Through my careful observations, I hope to continue the conversation that science and art can exist as one.


© Copyright 2020 Erin Gilliatt

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