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Photography

Vanishing Spirits: The Beautiful Dried Remains of Single-Malt Scotch by Ernie Button

November 16, 2012

Christopher Jobson


Aberlour 105


Balvenie 127


Macallan 101


Balvenie 129


Dalwhinnie 122

In his photographic series Vanishing Spirits Phoenix-based photographer Ernie Button explores what happens after the last drop is drunk in his macro photographs of evaporated single-malt Scotch whiskey. Not unlike the recently featured work of Jason Tozer, Button turns the minute details of stained glass into curious landscapes and colorful terrain. Of the project he says:

The idea for this project occurred while putting a used Scotch glass into the dishwasher. I noted a film on the bottom of a glass and when I inspected closer, I noted these fine, lacey lines filling the bottom. What I found through some experimentation is that these patterns and images that you see can be created with the small amount of Single-Malt Scotch left in a glass after most of it has been consumed. The alcohol dries and leaves the sediment in various patterns. It’s a little like snowflakes in that every time the Scotch dries, the glass yields different patterns and results. I have used different color lights to add ‘life’ to the bottom of the glass, creating the illusion of landscape, terrestrial or extraterrestrial.

This is just a preview of a much larger project, see more in his portfolio. (via stacey thinx)

 

 



Photography

Photographer Jason Tozer Turns Soap Bubbles into Mysterious, Colorful Planets

November 12, 2012

Christopher Jobson

No these aren’t incredible new high-resolution photographs of newly discovered rainbow worlds beamed back from Hubble, they’re just soap
bubbles, captured by the extremely talented photographer Jason Tozer in his London studio. Armed with a Hasselblad camera and a 135mm lens, Tozer has developed a his lighting technique that requires a giant dome of perspex to illuminate the reflective surface of each bubble. The more patterned surfaces on the bubbles are manipulated with a straw to create the various swirls and textures that might as well be the surface of Jupiter or Neptune. All of the colors and details you’re seeing are 100% genuine as Tozer very rarely relies on any sort of retouching or color correction. You can explore his website to see a few more photos, several of which have a fancy zoom feature giving you the full macro effect, he’s also done similar work with smoke and ice. All images
courtesy the artist. (via the super awesome shop)

 

 



Food Photography

Terra Cibus: Food Photographed with A Scanning Electron Microscope by Caren Alpert

September 17, 2012

Christopher Jobson


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.

 

 



Photography

Magnificent Macro Photos of Insect Eyes by Shikhei Goh

June 2, 2012

Christopher Jobson

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.

 

 



Photography

Gorgeous Macro Photographs of Dew-Soaked Dandelions by Sharon Johnstone

April 3, 2012

Christopher Jobson

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)

 

 



Photography

Dew-Soaked Insects Photographed by Ondrej Pakan

March 12, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Slovakian photographer Ondrej Pakan captures wonderful macro photographs of insects drenched in morning dew. See much more over in his portfolio. (via mefi)