Robert Buelteman conjures up visions of a mad Dr. Frankenstein working feverishly in his laboratory as he describes his own elaborate process working with electricity to create his gloriously luminous botanical photographs.
But where his fictional counterpart tried to reanimate dead tissue harnessing the power of nature, Buelteman, with no less intention to understand the mystery and laws at the heart of creation, uses the living pathways of plant cells and tissues to channel electricity into a wondrous display of light, color and energy.
review of Robert Buelteman’s work by Richard Pitnick in Color Magazine
You can read more about the process Robert Buelteman uses to make these pictures at Wired Magazine.
Signs of Life, the first catalog of Buelteman’s unique cameraless, lensless, computer-free imagery, is available from Light Language Publications.
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