PORTFOLIOS:

The Vintage Series: SCIENTIFIC INQUIRIES

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Published by:
Jean Miele
Published:
2/9/2013
Specs:
Standard / 8.25" x 10.75"
40 pages Saddle-stitched
Category:
Photography
Tags:
ancient manuscripts, art, B&W, black-and-white, cartography, cosmology, Democritus, Digital, exhibition, fine-art, Galileo, maps, Mysticism, photographs, photography, photomontage, Ptolemy, science, theology

"The Vintage Series: SCIENTIFIC INQUIRIES" was envisioned from the beginning as more than a portfolio of photographs. This Exhibition Catalog presents the work as it was intended — a synergistic interplay between words and images that explores the idea that science, mysticism, theology, cartography, cosmology and photography are intertwined, and all arise from the fundamental human need to ask: “Who are we, and what is our place in the universe?”

Each photomontage in this series melds my own photographs with historical artifacts: ancient manuscripts, maps, star charts, ship’s logs, NASA photographs, and 19th century glass plates. Each plate in the catalog is accompanied by the short story or quotation that gave rise to the image.

With gratitude to Democritus, Ptolemy, Galileo, Captain Cook, Edwin Hubble, and a thousand generations upon whose shoulders we stand.

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PORTFOLIOS: The Vintage Series: SCIENTIFIC INQUIRIES