We Get Our Foto Fix: Marco Castelli
Marco Castelli is a fine art photographer living in Florence, Italy. His otherworldly studies of the growths in petri dishes are like little planets floating against a starry sky. Aptly titled – “A Micro Odyssey” – they are gorgeous and enchanting galaxies in black and white. Such a simple concept and idea has rendered remarkably complex visuals. Each image is named after the place the bacteria was swabbed from – such as: “Bus Handrail”, “Cat”, “Stranger’s Hand” or “Old Book”.
These images subvert all logic: micro becomes macro and vice versa, the small features and form the large and the large leads the small in a vast and infinite space, the visible and the invisible reality are confused, as the light becomes author and accomplice our perception, our vision and our hearing. - Caterina Pacenti, curator – 2016
How did this project come about?