In a body of work titled “Back to Light”, contemporary photographer Caleb Charland takes the Potato Battery science project to new heights.

He says, “By inserting a galvanized nail into one side of a potato and a copper wire in the other side a small electrical current is generated. The utter simplicity of this electrical phenomenon is endlessly fascinating for me. Many people have had the experience of drawing power from fruit in the classroom, and it never ceases to bring a smile to the face or a thought to the mind. This work speaks to a common curiosity we all have for how the world works as well as a global concern for the future of earth’s energy sources.”

Grapefruit & Pomela Battery by Caleb Charland
Grapefruit & Pomela Battery by Caleb Charland
Fruit Battery Still Life (Citrus) by Caleb Charland
Fruit Battery Still Life (Citrus) by Caleb Charland
Orange Battery by Caleb Charland
Orange Battery by Caleb Charland
Vinegar Batteries with Glassware and Shelf by Caleb Charland
Vinegar Batteries with Glassware and Shelf by Caleb Charland
Limes and Lemon by Caleb Charland
Limes and Lemon by Caleb Charland
Vinegar Battery by Caleb Charland
Vinegar Battery by Caleb Charland
Apple Lamp by Caleb Charland
Apple Lamp by Caleb Charland

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