Ok, the word "barf" may be a little strong... but, c'mon, would you put a dead rat on your scanner bed?
British artist and photographer Steve Poxon's statement:
"The objects are scanned at a high resolution preserving a density of detail that is beyond the limits of the human eye. This places them almost into a hyper reality where the viewer feels like they can almost reach out and touch them. The verisimilitude of the images coupled with the choice of objects creates a confusing situation for the viewer; do they really want to examine these objects up close or do they want to relish in the detail of the disgusting and grotesque."
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