Marcus DeSieno - Cosmos
Marcus DeSieno is a photographer with some amazing ideas. This series, Cosmos, looks at reality and existence at both a macro and micro level. DeSieno takes found images of the universe, prints them to film, then collects bacteria and allows them to multiply on the film; warping and changing the original image into something that is somehow unique, organic and alien all at the same time. He then scans in these images, which kills off the bacteria, bringing full circle the process of creation and destruction we see in life.
Stock photography these are not!
To see more of DeSieno's work, check out his work here.