Written by Madeline Rudin
In a collection of works appropriately named Sterilisation, Mitch Payne redefines the term “clean lines.” Working in tandem with designer Zena May Hendrick, Payne takes his lens on an abstract dive into four Petri dishes to explore the scientific processes of radiation, chemical sterilisation, immersion, and heat. Constructed completely in camera, the still life images examine these subjects as art forms, delving deep into the essence of their chemical properties and reactions. It’s no surprise to find Payne behind such an educational art exploration, as so many of his projects are equally experimental, though this just may be his most worthy science fair contender.
To see more of his work check out his website www.mitchpaynephotography.com