Man-made Lightning

This stuff looks like the kind of thing you can only shoot on a dark night… only it’s humanly produced. Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto used a van de Graaf generator to put 400,000 volts through a metal table, and this is what came out. The different shots are apparently completely random, dependent on conditions that the artist himself doesn’t understand.

Sugimoto¬†describes the photos as a representation of “the spark of life itself, the lightning that struck the primordial ooze“, which made us giggle, but the shots are still quite brilliant, and certainly original.

For the full collection of this stuff, go through to Wired (source).

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