Photography of Seb Janiak
Seb Janiak is a French-American photographer and artist. In a photographic career spanning 25 years, he has explored a remarkably diverse range of areas in keeping with the photographic technological innovations that opened up possibilities of new types of imaging. Since 2011, he focused on a few of the new techniques in analog photography in double exposure, superimposition and photomontage. Mimesis was born during this period, with his interests in the mechanisms behind mimicry in nature, where an organism develops appendages, textures, and colours that directly mirror its surroundings as a survival technique. To depict colourful insect wings, Janiak scoured through antique stores and taxidermist shops to find examples of wings that he then photographed at extremely high resolution. He then digitally edited and pieced together into flower-like forms. The Mimesis series, now comprises of 22 pieces of chromogenic prints measuring nearly 6 feet square.
Credit: Seb Janiak