These Are Not Pictures Of The Universe

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Believe it or not, these aren’t photos from space. In fact, most of it is edible.

It’s the work of photographer Navid Baraty who used basic household items and cooking ingredients along with a photo scanner to create what appear to be surreal images of the universe. For example, the planet in the image above was created using the bottom of a glass containing half and half, water and food coloring. The stars are salt, cinnamon and baking powder.

He tells My Modern Met:

“I’d seen examples of scanography done where others had scanned objects with the scanner lid open to create a sharp contrast between the highly detailed scan of the object with the totally black background,” Navid told us. “I’m inspired by photos of space every day and I wondered if I might be able to create similar space scenes on this black background by sprinkling spices on the scanner glass to create stars, using liquids in a glass to create the natural swirls and clouds of planets. I was really surprised at how realistic they can look!”

Check out more examples after the break…

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You can keep up with Baraty’s work on Facebook and Instagram.

(via Colossal)

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