Artist Adrian Borda used a miniature camera to photograph the insides of musical instruments. The result is magical. The inside of a cello could be a cathedral, or the interior of a forgotten mansion, or some secret cabin on an ancient sailing ship. Borda has also taken a series of photos inside a violin, saxophone, and guitar. These are in addition to a print campaign that he created for the Berlin Philharmonic.
What better music to explore these landscapes than music from Bach’s cello suites? Here is Bourrée I and II from Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, performed by Yo-Yo Ma.
Behold Mystical Photographs Taken Inside a Cello, Double Base, and Other Instruments, Josh Jones on openculture.com, http://www.openculture.com/2018/09/behold-mystical-photographs-taken-inside-cello-double-bass-instruments.html?fbclid=IwAR21ZM9yd0uG8fZcOyVR0ZUy-q8jRb7-7z4jaRXJb2LVq06ge-XJ4tz0pjc
Hidden Landscapes Inside Musical Instruments, https://twistedsifter.com/2012/03/hidden-landscapes-inside-instruments/
Adrian Borda’s art gallery http://www.adrianborda.com/
Adrian Borda’s photography https://500px.com/adrianborda
Adrian Borda’s artwork https://www.deviantart.com/borda
Image attribution: Cello, sketch by C. Gallant, copyright 2019.