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    Mitch Payne/Gemma Fletcher/Zena May Hendrick: Sterilisation (Immersion) (detail)

Photography: Mitch Payne explores sterilisation through new in-camera series

Posted by Rob Alderson,

Photographer Mitch Payne is clearly fascinated by scientific process, as increasingly manifested in his personal work. A few months ago we featured a project he did with Kyle Bean and Gemma Fletcher which took a sideways look at renewable energy sources and now Mitch and Gemma have teamed up again on a new series with a scientific bent. This time – with the aid of designer Zena May Hendrick – they’ve created a set of still-lifes shot entirely in-camera which explore different types of sterilisation in an abstract way. Themed around radiation, heat, immersion and chemical sterilisation, it may not sound like the cheeriest topic for a photographic project but the images themselves are compelling and neatly unnerving.

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    Mitch Payne/Gemma Fletcher/Zena May Hendrick: Sterilisation (Steam)

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    Mitch Payne/Gemma Fletcher/Zena May Hendrick: Sterilisation (Gamma)

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    Mitch Payne/Gemma Fletcher/Zena May Hendrick: Sterilisation (Chemical)

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    Mitch Payne/Gemma Fletcher/Zena May Hendrick: Sterilisation (Immersion)

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Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.