Navid Baraty
  • Inspired by images from the Hubble space telescope, photographer Navid Baraty has been creating "out-of-this-world" images for his Wander series by arranging common household materials onto an Epson scanner. Pictured: A planet made from a glass of half and half, water, and food coloring with stars of salt, cinnamon and baking powder.
    Navid Baraty
  • Photographer Navid Baraty writes, "I thought it would be fun and exciting to frame the project around the idea of this imaginary spacecraft roaming around the universe taking photos of its encounters." After enough people mistakenly thought his project was real, Baraty decided to tell people how he assembles his images. Pictured: A nebula made from makeup, olive oil, chalk, baby powder, salt and water.
    Navid Baraty
  • Baraty places the objects onto a sheet of glass on top of a photo scanner and then makes a scan with the lid open. It usually takes him one to two hours before he gets a scan that he's happy with. Pictured: A planet made of a glass of half and half mixed with food coloring, moons made from coconut milk, water, food coloring, and stars of salt, cinnamon, baking powder and Tums.
    Navid Baraty
  • Baraty writes, "When I look at the night sky, I’m captivated by its mystery and all of its unknowns waiting to be discovered by the next experiment or telescope. ... I think the awe and wonder of space ignites our innate curiosity as humans." Pictured: A nebula with gas streams made from cat fur, garlic powder, salt, flour, cumin and tumeric.
    Navid Baraty
  • Baraty writes, "I'd like people to look at these images and think: Could my fictional creation of a planet or moon or galaxy actually exist somewhere in our universe or possibly even beyond?" Pictured: A black hole made from a glass of coffee with stars made of salt, sugar, corn starch and cinnamon.
    Navid Baraty
  • This scene is made from two glasses containing coconut milk mixed with half and half, water and food coloring.
    Navid Baraty
  • A distant galaxy is created from olive oil, sesame oil, water, cumin, cinnamon and flour.
    Navid Baraty
  • An icy planet is made from a glass of half and half, water and food coloring. Moons are made of silica gel and food coloring, and the stars are made of sugar, cinnamon and cumin.
    Navid Baraty
  • A spiral galaxy was created from baking soda, curry powder, chalk, salt, sugar and cinnamon.
    Navid Baraty
  • A "ghostly anomaly" is made from butter, food coloring and salt. To follow Baraty's Wander project, follow his <a href="https://instagram.com/wanderprobe/" target="external">Instagram feed</a> or his <a href="https://www.facebook.com/wanderprobe" target="external">Facebook page</a>. You can see some of his award-winning photos of the real world on his <a href="http://www.navidbaraty.com/" target="external">professional site</a>.
    Navid Baraty
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