A Light Year of Lead, 2014 - 2019

A Light Year of Lead is an investigation into how contemporary science pictures the invisible and unknown. Located deep in abandoned gold mines, scientists have created experiments that attempt to detect elusive elementary particles and theoretical dark matter. Some of these particles so rarely interact with ordinary matter it is said they can pass through a light year of lead and still only have a 50/50 chance of colliding with it. 

The photographs of these experiments highlight their absurdity and humanity while simultaneously acknowledging the seriousness of their purpose. The end result is a blurring of the boundary between known and unknown and an exploration into how truth and objectivity are both manufactured and measured.