Marco Castelli
A Micro Odyssey

MOST OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS of microbes and Bacteria have a scientific nature, adapted to detect and emphasize the unique geometries that these are able to form.

In this project, however, the interest is not to show the Invisible or what is hardly visible to the naked eye, but to use the natural shapes of bacterial Colonies to enlarge and project them into another dimension, reversing all Logic and ratio between big and small, thus loading the planets, the universe and all the work of symbolic values.

This gives them charm and Mystery, makes them Sublime images and ironic too (planets names directly refer to the sampled surfaces), which in their relationship with science recall the themes, the spirit and the Philosophy of a lot of artistic production from the last century .

PHOTOGRAPHS OF MICROBES AND Bacteria generally represent a scientific approach to observing and highlighting their unique geometry.

This time, the aim is not to reach Invisible or hard-to-see phenomenon with the naked eye, but to transfer the natural forms of bacterial Colonies to another dimension. Thus the logical relations of smallness and Greatness turn on their heads to the level of planets, the universe, and larger symbolic values.

Enchantingly enigmatic images also show Greatness and irony (the planets are named after bacterial sources). Relative to the scientific perspective, this is a reminiscent of the themes, spirit, and philosophy that have been much presented in the art of the last century.