“Modern Drag Downs” by Tom Ziebinski
“Orbital” by Bjorn Ewers
Cosmic Love by Phillip Schumacher
“Sky,” by Eric Cahan
Anatomy by Alex Konahin
Bacteriograph by Copfer
The Cringing Art Form of Developing Photos with Bacteria
Copfer’s method of photography, self-coined as Bacteriography, is similar to the common photo developing process with a few major exceptions. Rather than using light sensitive photographic paper and exposing it to light, the bio-artist uses genetically altered bacteria in a petri dish and exposes it to short-wavelength ultraviolet radiation. Once he’s satisfied with the bacterial growth (and, thus, the image), Copfer refrigerates the bacteriograph, does another radiation treatment to kill any microbes, and seals it with a layer of acrylic.
The Beauty + Biology of our Food by Caren Alpert
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