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Charles Lindsay’s New Book, Carbon, Envisions Life Beyond Our World

September 29, 2016

By Conor Risch

© CHARLES LINDSAY

An untitled image from Charles Lindsay’s book Carbon. Made by applying stimuli to carbon emulsions on acetate sheets, the forms in his images suggest a world of scientific references, from the microscopic to the galactic.

When I look at Charles Lindsay’s black-and-white images in his new book Carbon, recently published by Minor Matters, I see an MRI of the upper chest and shoulder of an extraterrestrial being. I see a reverse-processed image of sand formations created by a retreating tide. I see birds and mountain ranges from some distant, life-giving planet, creatures with exoskeletons drifting...

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