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Photographer Daniel Ranalli Spends Two Decades Capturing Snail Trails

“Spiral #9” (1996)

 

Massachusetts-based photographer Daniel Ranalli has spent more than 20 years on his “Snail Drawings,” a series which consists of one image of neatly configured snails and a second image of the unique patterns made when the snails were left to their own devices.

While a simple enough concept, Ranalli sees the project as a reflection of the inherent randomness of life and our inability to control the results or elements of a situation no matter how hard we might try! See more of Ranalli’s work below or on display at Classic Photographs Los Angeles January 21-22.

 

“Circle #2” (2007)

 

 

“Cross #2” (2008)

 

 

“Double Line #2” (2007)

 

 

“Diminishing Line” (2013)

 

 

“Infinity” (2013)

 

 

“Long Rectangle” (1999)

 

 

“Rock Vein #2” (2013)

 

 

“Stick Square” (2013)

 

 

“Stone Surrounded” (2014)

 

 

Daniel Ranalli’s Website

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