Refraction resulted from an experimental investigation into the refraction of sunlight through glass using sunlight and photographic silver gelatin paper. Many effects of light occurred simultaneously, but the most prominent was the refraction of light through the various glass objects. I sought to document and interpret purely formal qualities of light. Hidden lines and curves and other new ‘light objects’ were revealed by strong sunlight. Resulting images are left as negatives resembling X Rays, a symbolic gesture towards the interaction of science and art. Light revealed the invisible.—Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor is a fine art photographer based in Belfast. This work is from his series, Refraction : new abstract photography of light.