Most of the photographs of microbes and bacteria have a scientific nature, adapted to detect and to emphasize the unique geometries that these are able to form. This time, however, the interest is not to show 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 report 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.
Marco Castelli was born some years ago and lives in Firenze. He’s currently working with local magazines and newborn editorial realities. At the same time, he’s carrying on both personal and documentary research, each one moving through a deep interest in human environment and life. His works have been awarded, published and displayed internationally.