Incredible Images Of Electricity

Posted by Trish Riley, January 31, 2010

Wired explains how Sugimoto creates his photos:

He wields a Van de Graaff generator to send up to 400,000 volts through film to a metal table. The resulting fractal branching, subtle feathering, and furry whorls call to mind vascular systems, geologic features, and trees. “I see the spark of life itself, the lightning that struck the primordial ooze,” Sugimoto says.

via Incredible Images Of Electricity (PHOTOS): Hirushi Sugimoto’s ‘Lightning Fields’.