Caleb Charland

With the easy accessibility of DSLR cameras, everyone – and their grandmother – is a photographer these days. That being said, I doubt that most people would be able to achieve the incredible effects of Caleb Charland’s work. Taking the banal confines of domestic space as his starting point, he infuses his compositions with a sense of magic and enchantment. Specifically Charland aims to “utilize everyday objects and fundamental forces to elaborate upon experiences of wonder…a state of mind somewhere between knowledge and certainty.”

His photographs certainly capture an atmosphere of the uncanny, playing with light and shadow and creating unexpected apparitions. The fact that he does not employ any digital techniques to manipulate his imagery seems to suggest that Charland is not only an amazing photography, but also a bit of a magician.


September 21, 2010