Einstein said, with some prescience: "The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science."
Since 2006, Caleb Charland has been aiming squarely at this intersection, mounting an exploration of the visual possibilities afforded by experimental science.
From using an apple orchard to power a lamp, to photographing the effects of bacteria on particular colours (the wonderfully simple BioGraphs set), throwing a sparkler through a propellor, creating an atomic helix with a pen light and creating a silhouette with lit matches, Charland just wants to make the empirical magical. In short: it's the practical science class you wish you had at school.