Photography

Universes of oil spills

We wouldn’t have guessed it by looking at these images. Charles Morgan Smith’s photographic series Emissio appear to be nebulae in intergalactic space, while they are really iridescent oil spills on road surfaces, with the pictures formed using conventions of Hubble images. Smith’s intention is for the photos to show the relationship between the everyday and the banal. It’s a success.

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About the author

Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at lowlaichow.com.