Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Chlorophyll Printing

Found the artwork of Binh Danh over at Boing Boing this morning. Simply amazing! I'm actually surprised someone hasn't thought of this before. He uses the process of photosynthesis in leaves to create photographic prints. I will definitely need to try this for myself because the possibilities are mind boggling. (I love anything that involves photography and have a great collection of old family negatives. Being able to "print" photos onto leaves would be so cool!) He puts the leaf into a little bag of water to keep it alive, lays it flat onto a board with a negative and a piece of glass on top and "bakes" it in the sun. Here is the link to a gallery of his work, an article with him from two years ago, and an article about a similar process. All of these links are from Boing Boing.