Microsculpture: Portraits of Insects (Hardcover)

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Microsculpture is a unique photographic study of insects in mind-blowing magnification that celebrates the wonders of nature and science.
“You will never look at a beetle or a moth the same way again.” —WIRED
“Art meets science to dazzling effect.” —Guardian
“You have never seen insects in such astounding detail before.” —New Scientist
Award-winning photographer Levon Biss’s work captures in breathtaking detail the beauty of the insect world and are printed in large-scale format to provide an unforgettable viewing experience. Each image in Microsculpture is created from approximately 8,000 individual photographs. Segments of the specimen are lit and photographed separately using microscope lenses, then “stacked” to maintain sharp focus throughout. These images are then combined to create a single high-resolution file. From start to finish, each portrait takes approximately four weeks to create.
Dr. James Hogan, entomology department curator of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, writes in his foreword, “This collection of photographs is a celebration of nature and photographic art, but it also shows how science and art can be effectively combined to produce something new and exciting.”
The vivid colors, unusual features, and never-before-seen details of the insects in this unique oversize coffee table book capture the true wonders of nature and science.

About the Author

Levon Biss is widely regarded as the leading macro photographer of his generation. With an unmatched mastery of technique and lighting, he builds his massive images by digitally combining thousands of photographs. Biss is the creator of the book and exhibition Microsculpture: Portraits of Insects (2017), which has toured to 20 countries, and The Hidden Beauty of Seeds & Fruits (2021). He lives in London.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781419726958
ISBN-10: 1419726951
Publisher: Abrams
Publication Date: October 10th, 2017
Pages: 144
Language: English
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