The Insect Portraits Of Levon Biss
British photographer Levon Biss has hung a unique series of photographic study of insects at the Oxford University Museum Of Natural History. Each image of the “Microsculpture” exhibition is created from around 8000 individual photographs using a camera adapted to a microscope. Each one of the insects comes from the museum’s world-class entomological collection, which includes the oldest pinned insect in the world and insects collected by Charles Darwin. The result is breath-taking for its intricacy and mind-blowing magnification. From the colours and reflections to the textures and details of their anatomy these fascinating creatures suddenly revealing their hidden secrets. What a source of inspiration for fashionistas and artists in addition to pushing further our understanding of nature. On display only till 30th October 2016 and a much recommended visit!
Where Art and Science meet…
For more on the photographic process Levon Biss developed for Microsculpture see www.microsculpture.net