The pictures of still-life photographer Marcel Christ are actually not so very still. Everything moves, jumps, flies, like in a memorable one-frame movie. By experimenting with different materials and techniques he creates new shapes and structures. In the Powder series they are unpredictable and therefore hard to direct. This is exactly what makes this way of working appealing to Marcel. Being surprised by the ingredients you work with. He loves the beauty of the destruction combined with a lot of frozen energy. His study for chemical engineer didn’t all go to waste as he still benefits greatly from his technical and chemical knowledge.
All images © Marcel Christ