Maine-based photographer Caleb Charland’s series Demonstrations was inspired by his personal interest in science. “My process and choice of subject matter stem from growing up in a do-it-yourself household where I learned to appreciate the power held by tools and materials. As I explore the garage and search through the basement to solve these pictures, I find new ways of putting old tools and familiar materials to work. Each piece begins with a simple question: How would this look? Is that possible? What would happen if…and then I develop the image through a process of experimentation.”
To create the composition for each image, he says it is a “combination of experimentation and serendipity. I usually sketch ideas out for a while before physically constructing them. Some ideas take a day. Some months, and some years.” His images are created in-camera, using multiple exposures, with no Photoshop.
Feature Shoot Contributing Editor Carolyn Rauch is the Director of Photography at Newsweek.