Charles Morgan. Emissio.
Emissio is a series of images that show the interrelationship between the everyday, and banal, through to the sublime. A series of images of what at first appear as nebulae from distant regions of our galaxy, are, on closer inspection, images of iridescent oil spills on road surfaces.
The series explores the aesthetics of astrophotography through using conventions derived from Hubble images and highlights the ways in which the astrophotograph itself is highly constructed.
Representation through photography even scientifically can be highly altered and manipulated and not be a true representation of the scene observed.
Emissio explores the discussions around the indexicality of the medium, expounded by Charles Sanders Pierce, and the ways in which changing technologies capture light colour and the temporal.
The title Emissio is derived from the Latin: Emission and is defined not only by emissions of petrol but also to energy, such as heat, light or radio waves, emitted from a source.