Exoplanets by Adam Makarenko | Zoom Gallery Talk | December 7, Tuesday 7:30pm CT
I specialize in miniature-based photography. Everything that I photograph is a physical model - whether it’s created by hand or 3D printed. My current series called ‘Exoplanets’ is comprised of a thousand miniature exoplanets that are photographed. All of the planets, star backdrops, planetary accretion discs, and alien landscapes are captured in-camera. I later assemble the images together in Photoshop and After Effects. This series was created both as an artistic challenge and a testament to the vast reality beyond us. In addition to this project, I have been working with the Keck Observatory in Hawaii visualizing astronomical images based on scientific data. My artist talk would be about the process of my work 1) How I create the images and photograph them 2) How working with scientists has expanded the scope of my work.