Portland, Maine-based photographer Caleb Charland captures the beauty of electricity from unconventional sources through his series of long exposure photographs.
Inspired by the elementary-grade science behind fruit and other alternative batteries, Caleb Charland has made a series of long exposure photographs depicting them – ranging from glasses of vinegar to a stack of coins.
As a matter of fact, his latest work Apple Trees and LEDs involved an unbelievable 11-hour prep time in which he had to wire around 300 apples together, and an additional 4 hours of exposure time, which he spent making noise to keep the apple-loving deers(!) at bay.
My work has to do with that fifth-grade science curiosity and wonder, combined with large-format photography. It started on a small scale, in the studio, with the limes. Then I tried it in my garage with a table and a lamp and maybe 40 pieces of fruit. They take so long to make all the connectors with the wires, and the exposures are like four to six hours, so I didn’t want to jump into a whole apple orchard until I knew going bigger would actually work. – Caleb Charland via Co.Exist
You can see the behind the scenes video and the making of the project below.
Science, my friends. Science!