The Exemplary Life of Soil: Even the most urban of our environments harbour soil. It might be found in a garden, a park, a flower pot, or even as a small accumulation in the crack between paving stones. In any of these cases it harbours a massively complex community of bacteria that underpins all else that grows upon it. I’ve developed a process that allows the bacterial community that resides in soil to emerge from it and become visible. These are spots of soil taken from an urban journey visualized using this process.