May 8, 2015

Field Trip: Revelations – Experiments in Photography

Continuing with the Unity Field Trip programme, Managing Director Davnet Doran and Digital Integration Manager Tyler Peters ventured out of the office this week for an afternoon of discovery.

Having blitzed social media channels with their own photos respectively, *mostly Tyler and his selfie pics on Instagram*, both were keen to fulfil their curiosity in to creativity driven by science in attending the new Revelations: Experiments in Photography exhibition at the London Science Museum.

Exploring the influence of early scientific photography on modern and contemporary art in this major exhibition, the public display was segmented in to three defined sections that featured some of the rarest images from the pioneers of photography.

From early photographic images from the National Photography Collection by figures such as William Henry Fox Talbot and Eadweard Muybridge alongside the work of modern and contemporary artists such as Harold Edgerton and Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Ori Gersht © Ori Gersht, Private Collection

Ori Gersht © Ori Gersht, Private Collection

But it was the original photographic print of X-Ray, the earliest recorded images of the moon and 19th century photographs capturing the hidden beauty of electrical discharges that really stood out.

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Open until the 13 September 2015, the exhibition really captures the collision of science and art which led the pair to discuss the subjects at great length. A thought-proving and inspiring look at how the visual documentation of experiments can result in absolute abstract beauty.

Getting the thumbs up from both, book tickets now for this must see show.

Words – @thetylerpeters