Cincinnati Constellation is a photo installation by Portland, ME-based Caleb Charland and a team of ArtWorks apprentices. Installed in October as part of FotoFocus, it is on view inside Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati through December 2012.
The palms of more than 1,000 area residents were marked with dots at the intersections of lines and then scanned and inverted to create a grid of images resembling a starry night sky.
As an interesting exercise, check out Charland’s portfolio and try to figure out how he digitally manipulated the images to create the final products. The answer is that he didn’t — the other-worldly effects were created exclusively in-camera, in the darkroom or on a flatbed scanner.