Sam Nightingale



Exploring the traces of human and non-human entanglements left in the molecular structures of soil, water and plants, using experimental modes of photochemical image production.



The photographs use the phytochemical capacities of plants to produce images. They resemble photographic negatives, but they are created without optics or light. Instead, these ‘biochemical images’ are generated through the internal energy of plants - an agential force that elicits forms of attunement to non-human sensibilities and lines of communication.



Photos taken at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station (in sub-arctic Lapland)



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