Mysterious Photographs of Gasoline Spills on Road Surfaces
Inspired the play of light caused by refraction and interference on oil, photographer Charles Morgan Smith created a series of images documenting gasoline spills on road surfaces. Titled "Emissio" the project investigates the interrelationship between the everyday and sublime. Many of the compositions are reminiscent of Hubble's classic images of galaxies and nebula. Via his website, "Through his most current work, Smith has used images of the banal and everyday and created a series of ‘astrophotographs’, exploring notions of scale, aesthetics and the limitations of photography and representation."