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Microsculpture By Levon Biss

Microsculpture by Levon Biss

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Summary

A highly original collection of photographs that unlock the hidden beauty of the insect world.

Microsculpture Summary

Microsculpture: Portraits of Insects by Levon Biss

You will never look at a beetle or a moth the same way again. --WIRED
Art meets science to dazzling effect. --The Guardian
Microsculptureis a unique photographic study of insects in mind-blowing magnification that celebrates the wonders of nature and science. Levon Biss's photographs capture in breathtaking detail the beauty of the insect world and are printed in large-scale format to provide an unforgettable viewing experience. Each picture 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 4 weeks to create. The project has captured the attention of the world with features in WIRED and New Scientist. Microsculpture has been exhibited at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Xposure 2016 International Photography Festival in Sharjah, U.A.E. It has been viewed by over half a mil lion people so far and will be touring museums around the world from 2017 onward. The entomology collection has significant cultural and historical value, containing the world's oldest pinned insect specimen and many thousands of insects collected by pioneering Victorian explorers and biologists such as Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace.

Microsculpture Reviews

Insects that did exist, yet look impossible, feature in Levon Biss's photographic feat Microsculpture. Biss imaged the world's oldest insect collection at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, including specimens bagged by Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. Each bravura photograph incorporates some 8,000 separate shots, from the ornate tortoise beetle - a rococo delight - to the ghostly short-nosed weevil. ---Nature.com

About Levon Biss

Levon Biss is an award-winning British photographer. His work has exhibited in numerous galleries and museums over the world.

Additional information

GOR008957488
9781419726958
1419726951
Microsculpture: Portraits of Insects by Levon Biss
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Abrams
20171010
144
N/A
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