Robert Buelteman Shocks His Subjects

Right on the tail of our previous post about Hiroshi Sugimoto‘s Lightning photographs, came this write-up on PetaPixel of Dickerman Prints client Robert Buelteman.

Robert’s process is another interesting method to grapple with, as he uses 80,000 volts of electricity to capture auras of electrons and light radiating from his floral subjects.

Robert employs what are called Kirlian photography techniques, or electrophotography. He pares down the natural objects with a scalpel, shaving away layer after layer until the resulting flower is almost transparent. The flower is layered with color transparency film and a diffusion material, and photographed on his fabricated metal conducting easel.

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