Last November, an image by London-based photographer Elaine Duigenan was printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag® and flown to the International Space Station aboard Shuttle Atlantis. The print was then photographed floating in the weightlessness of space. This image, shot by astronaut Leland Melvin, shows the print floating near the window of the Destiny Lab with Earth below.
Duigenan captures beautiful patterns in nature in way that calls attention to how these patterns seem to replicate on both micro and cosmic scales. The image chosen to go to the International Space Station depicts trails made when snails eat algae. When photographed from above, the captured patterns begin to take on the form of the Earth. This resemblance can be seen in the image taken aboard the Space Station with the world below.
The print comes from Duigenan’s new series MICRO MUNDI (Small Worlds) that will be exhibited at The Klompching Gallery in New York from June 17-Aug. 7.
Duigenan, whose work in included at an exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, says “The print is just as important to me as the initial image.” She says some people have compared the rich blacks in her images to etchings. She chooses to use Hahnemühle fine-art papers for her prints because “They have the quality, weight and feel to ideally complement the delicacy of my images.”
For more information about Elaine’s work, visit: www.elaineduigenan.com
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