by Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 20 May 2013

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.