There’s beauty in the breakdown of these daguerreotypes.
Developed by mercury fumes and fixed with salts, the products of this process are extremely susceptible to decay. You can see more of them here, or you can visit the impressively large archive of them collected by The Library of Congress.
A Path Through Autumn by John Sercel
Taken in various locations around Maniwa and Okayama Prefecture in Japan between 2008-2011 this brilliant series of photographs captures the wild frenzy of gold fireflies as they mate after thunderstorms during the June to July rainy season. Shot using a slow shutter speed, the neon green and yellow contrails seem almost digitally imposed on the scenic landscapes, but I assure you these are real.
Rankin Willard is an artist exploring the gap between realism and minimalism. Using the mediums of paper collage and photography, he searches for images of connection and dialogue rather than story.He studied multiple disciplines at High Point University including photography, sculpture, art history, scene design, history of architecture, playwriting, and pop culture communications, all of which impact his work.Learn more about the artist here.TO GET THIS ARTIST TO THE NEXT ROUND, LIKE OR REBLOG THIS POST! (Pass the word onto all of your friends by tweeting the link and #NEXTArtspaceArtist.)
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