Unseen cosmic forces inspire otherworldly photographs of magnets and metallic particles – Colossal



#Zac Henderson

October 25, 2022

Kate Mothes

All images © Zac Henderson, shared with permission

A fascination with nature, science and the vast mysteries of the cosmos inspired the Alabama-based photographer Zac Hendersonseries Dark Matter III, part of an ongoing project that transforms magnets and metallic grains into spectral and otherworldly forms. As its name suggests, the works are inspired by black matter, a form of matter once thought to be abundant in the universe, integral to its structure and evolution, yet difficult to detect. Henderson describes it as “what keeps galaxies glued together”, and it is influenced by the interaction of unseen forces on the world around us.

Dark Matter II explores the nuances of physical power and challenges perceptions of size and depth, creating otherworldly forms that can be interpreted in huge galactic proportions or on a microscopic scale. “I like that there’s a reward for watching the work closely,” Henderson says. Forty photos taken at different focal points are layered into a single composite, giving each image immense clarity with a focus on detail and texture.

You can find more of Henderson’s work on his website and instagram.

#Zac Henderson

Do stories and artists like this matter to you? Become a colossal member today and support independent art publishing for as little as $5 a month. You’ll connect with a community of like-minded readers who are passionate about contemporary art, read ad-free articles and newsletters, support our interview series, get discounts and early access to our in-edition print versions limited, and more. Join now!


About Author

Comments are closed.