Elements is a series of photographs that came out of a collaboration with Theo Gray’s “Gray Matter” articles with Popular Science Magazine. All the articles are based on the Elements from the Periodic Table.
“Lichtenberg figures” - I was introduced to Bert Hickman on assignment in Newton, Ohio, at the Kent State Neo Beam Facility, a 4 story 5 million-volt particle accelerator. Acrylic is exposed to 3 million volts, released by striking it with a nail. There is danger in doing some of these shoots (like electrocution) and the challenge of capturing the moment to tell the story, but that’s what makes it fun.