micro photography


“German artist Sarah Schönfeld has squeezed drops of various recreational legal and illegal liquid drug mixtures onto exposed negative film for ‘ All You Can Feel’, a photography series that visually reinterprets the physiological and psychological imbalance of substances in the body. Much like the chemical effect of some of these substances on humans, the resulting shapes and colors showcase some of the unique characteristics of each drug, each revealing a vivid, and intricately particular internal universe. By enlarging the chemical reaction of each drug, ‘all you can feel’ portrays the unknown interface between representation and reality.” ©sarah schoenfeld

  1. crystal meth
  2. opium
  3. orphiril
  4. valium
  5. caffeine
  6. ketamine
  7. heroin
  8. pharmecutical speed
  9. cocaine
  10. speed

Mind-blowing Images of Snowflakes

By Flex McCool

Alexey Kljatov on Flickr has captured the tiny and delicate beauty that is a snowflake in a series of impressive photos. It’s hard to imagine that no two snowflakes are alike but after seeing these images, their diversity makes perfect sense. The beauty of nature is rarely captured like this. To see more of this amazing snowflake imagery check out his set of photos on flickr.

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Alcohol Under a Microscope

The latest art? No, but one could argue the point. Its actually different types of alcohol photographed under a microscope. The photographs are taken after the liquid has crystallized on a slide and then shot under a polarized light microscope. Fascinating results. The company that undertook this venture is called Bevshots. “art. distilled.”

  1. American Draft Beer
  2. Champagne
  3. Tennessee Whiskey
  4. Tequila
  5. Red Wine
  6. White Wine
  7. Gin
  8. Vodka


Spring flowers reveal their true selves in extreme close-up.

Flowers are one of the great joys of spring, but viewing them under a scanning electron microscope uncovers a surreal, alien beauty.

These images were created by the award-winning German microscopy team Eye of Science, comprising photographer Oliver Meckes and biologist Nicole Ottawa.

  • A Primula petal
  • A Rapeseed flower petal
  • The stamens of a Hibiscus flower
  • Four Lilac pollen grains
  • A Valerian flower
  • The stigma of an Arnica flower
  • The anther of a small-leaved Lime flower
  • A Rapeseed flower petal
  • Pollen grains (grey) on the stigma (yellow) of an Arnica flower
  • The floret of a Chamomile flower

via   The Guardian.


Macro Snowflake Photography by Andrew Osokin

Moscow photographer Andrew Osokin has captured these striking macro photographic images of snowflakes. These stills display the beauty of these fractal micro-structures which we usually fail to recognize with our naked eye. Nature and the Fibonacci sequence has never been this “simply” gorgeous.

A great inspiration for growing your holiday decorations this year.


It’s an Odd & Small World After All

In its 40th year, Nikon Small World is one of the leading forums for recognizing excellent microscopic photography. Subjects above cover biological specimens.

1) Jumping Spider Eyes Reflected Light - 20X

Noah Fram-Schwartz; Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

2) Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius) - 50X

Mr. Stefano Barone; Cremona, Italy

3) Developing Mouse Embryo Eye - 20X

Ms. Zsófia László; Budapest, Hungary

4) Ant Eye Reflected Light - 20X

Noah Fram-Schwartz; Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

5) Underside of the Brown Dog and Lonestar Tick Mouthparts - 100X

Dr. Igor Robert Siwanowicz; Ashburn, Virginia, USA


Butterfly Wing Alphabet.

Entire Alphabet Found on the Wing Patterns of Butterflies.

Nature photographer Kjell Bloch Sandved noticed one day that many of the butterfly wings he photographed strongly resembled letters and numbers. So he searched, and managed to find all 26 letters in the English language plus the numbers 0-9 in the wings of butterflies.

source:  My Modern Met.