Check out the dazzling work of photographer and artist Catherine Wagner, now featured in an exhibition at the Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco entitled A Narrative History of the Light Bulb. She used an 8x10 view camera to take the pictures for the art show, which is going on now until April 28.

Wagner was in residence at the Baltimore Museum of Industry for the past two years, and took super-sharp shots of her favorite bulbs, chosen from the museum's collection of more than 50,000 examples. If you can't get to the exhibition, feast your eyes on a dozen of her photos in the gallery below. It's positively illuminating.

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Gallery Site [Stephen Wirtz Gallery, via boingboing]