I am a visual artist, and I work as an Ophthalmic Photographer, photographing retinal blood vessels. Especially in this project, my artwork has been influenced by what I do and see at my medical job.
My project Florafaunal Angiography is about combining the anatomical and aesthetic aspects of seeing. Each photograph is layered with an image of retinal blood vessels. The work becomes about the visual patterns and interactions that form between the images of blood vessels and nature's flora and fauna.
— Dayna Bartoli
Using old chemical techniques, traces of time, light and energy are merged onto the photosensitive paper and grow intriguingly visible as deformed and beautifully palpable images.
This amazing short video is pure inspiration for all photographers interested in exploring the endless fine art possibilities that the basics of light and images provide.
With an amazing archive of photographs that span the globe and the past 125 year, the anniversary issue ofreminds us that "a photograph has the power to do infinitely more than document. It can transport us to unseen worlds."
Propelled by a boyhood love of exploration, this photographer hunts for intricate ice formations in Alaska which connect him even more deeply to the natural world.