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Sterilisation by Mitch Payne Explores Scientific Processes

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jul 9, 2013 • References: mitchpaynephotography and itsnicethat
It is almost immediately apparent that the photo series titled Sterilisation by Mitch Payne, a photographer based in London, United Kingdom, is inspired by science. It specifically explores the scientific process. In this case, that which revolves around different types of sterilization. Created in joint effort with art director Gemma Fletcher and designer Zena May Hendrick, the images look like surreal petri dishes.

A set of still-lifes shot entirely in-camera, Sterilisation by Mitch Payne is themed around four different types of sterilization: radiation, heat, immersion and chemical sterilisation. Considering such processes mean the complete destruction or elimination of all living microorganisms, it is not surprising that the images are "compelling and neatly unnerving," as described by It's Nice That.