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.
Sterilisation by Mitch Payne Explores Scientific Processes
1. Scientific Photography - Expanding the use of photography to visually represent scientific processes and concepts.
2. In-camera Visual Effects - Using photography techniques to create surreal and visually captivating images without post-processing.
3. Art-science Collaborations - Fostering partnerships between artists and scientists to explore and communicate scientific concepts through artistic mediums.
1. Photography Industry - Opportunity for photographers to explore innovative techniques and concepts that bridge the gap between science and art.
2. Art Industry - Enabling artists to create thought-provoking works that merge scientific themes with visual aesthetics.
3. Scientific Research and Education - Engaging researchers and educators in interdisciplinary collaborations that communicate scientific concepts through artistic representations.