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DUST. ANYBODY? NO? DUST.

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Cover Image (L to R): Dust #03 Bed Articles Store, Dust #68 Fine Art Photo Gallery

Yeap, that’s the infamous phrase by one of the characters in Little Britain, a comedy series in UK.

Dust isn’t always grey like we often see. There are varieties and is this array of colours and content that inspired photographer Klaus Pichler. While moving out of his old apartment, he noticed that the dust in his living room was different from the dust in his bedroom, an epiphany for the photographer, he went on to photograph a series of dust particles. After a year long of collection, Pichler compiled and book title ‘Dust’.

Dust # 87: Natural History Museum No. 02

Dust # 87: Natural History Museum No. 02

Dust # 08: Tailor No.1

Dust # 08: Tailor No.1

Dust # 23: Cafe No. 02

Dust # 23: Cafe No. 02

Dust # 37: Ethno Fashion Store

Dust # 37: Ethno Fashion Store

Dust # 48: Flat No. 10

Dust # 48: Flat No. 10

Pichler’s dust gathering was similar to collecting specimens to study. He retrieved them with tweezers, placed each in their own Petri dish, numbered, and inventoried them. Photographing the dust proved trickier, as it required Pichler renting an expensive 120mm macro lense and capturing them all within 24 hours. They were left unaltered and their tiny, exquisite beauty shines in these up-close images.

Dust # 53: Flat No. 11

Dust # 53: Flat No. 11

Dust # 18: General Merchandise Store

Dust # 18: General Merchandise Store

Dust # 82: Police Station

Dust # 82: Police Station

Dust # 84: Amusement Park, Shooting Gallery

Dust # 84: Amusement Park, Shooting Gallery

Dust # 27: Pet Shop

Dust # 27: Pet Shop

Dust # 85: Subway Station No. 02

Dust # 85: Subway Station No. 02

It’s almost like a little snow globe of particles and powder that lives to tell a story of the place without the snow only. A little sphere of wonder.

Image Source: kpic.at

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