Expanding on the success of his Disintegrating series of exploding car photos, Swiss artist and photographer Fabian Oefner has decided to try something similar with one of his close interests: cameras.
CutUp, his newest project, involves a series of cameras which are casted in resin before being cut up and rearranged to produce works of art.
Before any actual cutting can begin, vacuum and pressure chambers are used to regulate the pressure and temperature around the resin-casted camera as it cures.
Once encased in hard resin, Oefner uses a good, old-fashioned band saw to cut the material into the desired slices.
After that, it’s just a matter of rearranging and hand polishing the individual slices before casting them in another batch of resin to create the finalized sculpture.
Whether it be the camera, the way the slices are individually cut, or the reassembly process, each sculpture is definitely unique. According to Oefner, CutUp allows him to bring the process of disassembly he previously showed in Disintegrating and bring it into the 3D realm. Instead of photographing something alien, with the camera being the tool to capture a work of art, CutUp allows him to turn the tool into the art itself.
Six cameras currently make up the CutUp series, but Oefner will definitely expand it in the future. You can find CutUp, Disintegrating, and all his other works on his webpage.