Fathom and Fray
Caleb Charland’s recent work looks to expand and exploit the “glitches” in traditional photographic processes to capture experiences that normally remain unseen. His work is both a playful looking at how photography functions, but also a reflection of how we engage with the world around us. With multiple and long exposures, Charland duplicates actions, renders the microscopic visible, and performs what appear to be magical feats, only possible thanks to photography. The images call to the viewer for further investigation. By combining science and art into his practice; Charland’s photographs provide a site for considering the latent aspects of our surrounding environment.