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

September 29, 2016

By Conor Risch


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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