terra cibus no.2 / chocolate Cake (320x magnification)
terra cibus no.3 / celery Leaf (85x magnification)
terra cibus no.34 / pop tart (450x magnification)
terra cibus no.32 / shrimp tail (230x magnification)
terra cibus no.10 / kiwi seed (320x magnification)
terra cibus no.7 / coffee bean (85x magnification)
terra cibus no.22 / lifesaver at 17x magnification
terra cibus no.23 / purple onion (230x magnification)
terra cibus no.24 / Oreo (15x magnification)
terra cibus no.6 / red licorice (20x Magnification)
San Francisco-based fine art and commercial photographer Caren Alpert combines her loves for photography, food, and art in these gorgeous photos taken with an electron microscope. Alpert captures the microscopic, almost other-worldly surfaces of common foods such as Oreo cookies, shrimp, leaves, and candy, turning what might normally be a scientific endeavor into fine art. As amazing as the images look here I’ve linked each through to the high resolution version on her website so you can see them in greater detail. Alpert has upcoming shows at Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery starting October 2, as well as a show called The Beauty + Biology of our Food at the Citigroup Center starting November 2. She also has limited edition prints for sale and you can find out more by contacting her here.
Photographer Shikhei Goh lives and works on a small industrialized island called Batam Island, that’s a 45 minute boat ride south of Singapore. Goh calls himself a “macro addict” and indeed his portfolio is loaded with incredible photographs of the local flora and fauna of Batam from turtles, lizards, birds and especially insects. My favorite images are his intimate shots of insect eyes that appear metallic and almost robotic. See much more over on 500px.
My brain almost exploded when I stumbled onto these lovely photographs by UK photographer Sharon Johnstone. Such a perfect mix of light and water, they almost look like candy. See many more images in her macro galleries. (via daily art fixx)
Slovakian photographer Ondrej Pakan captures wonderful macro photographs of insects drenched in morning dew. See much more over in his portfolio. (via mefi)
This print campaign for the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra uses macro photographs taken inside the cramped spaces of instruments making the inner workings of a violin, cello, flute, and pipe organ appear vast and spacious, almost as if you could walk around inside them. So wonderfully done. Art directed by photographer Bjoern Ewers, you can see more over on Behance.
Update: The photography is by Mierswa Kluska and the original concept came from Mona Sibai and Björn Ewers.
In his continued experiments with water photography Markus Reugels (previously) has developed a method of releasing precisely timed water drops that collide to form pillar-like structures. The setup involves three perfectly synchronized valves and three individual gel-covered flashes that all fire in sequence with the camera’s shutter to create the images you see here. Wild stuff. See much more here.
German photographer Matthias Lenke captured these wonderful macro shots of individual snowflakes yesterday. See more over on Flickr.
Malaysian photographer Lee Peiling lives and works in Tanzania where she picked up a camera for the first time just three years ago. Among her quickly growing body of work are these macro photographs of insects that look almost like paintings due to her use of a focus technique known as bokeh. If you like these, definitely check out more of her Small World series.