Member Since: January 2010
It is no secret that our universe contains countless occurrences of unimaginable beauty in its workings. However, many people are unaware that there is an abundance of awe-inspiring beauty to be found in their everyday world, simply because it is of... more
|Artist Statement:||It is no secret that our universe contains countless occurrences of unimaginable beauty in its workings. However, many people are unaware that there is an abundance of awe-inspiring beauty to be found in their everyday world, simply because it is often so small that it escapes the human eye. I aim to bring glimpses of these wonders to a visual level where they may be contemplated and appreciated by those who might otherwise have dismissed them.
Photomicrography, or the act of taking photographs through a microscope, can be a surprising medium. Subjects which at first seem like they would be interesting often prove to be dull, while a seemingly-dull subject could prove to be amazingly interesting. There are also many challenges to overcome with the equipment, particularly when using a portable field microscope: low camera resolution, (a result of the small field of vision,) hair or dirt corrupting the image, or a slight movement changing the shot are just a few of the common problems unique to this type of photomicrography. In addition, lighting can drastically alter the view of the subject, so I like to experiment with many different lighting and magnification angles when possible, in order to achieve a desired image.
My photographs are intended to showcase the extraordinary beauty to be found in some of the most routine aspects of life. I prefer to let natural structures and formations speak for themselves, so I generally choose to keep my images simple, without the use of deliberately abstract shots. Part of the fun involved with seeing such things close-up is that they will often look abstract all by themselves. I especially like to use kitchen ingredients and snow as subjects, because they tend to be examples of the most overlooked, yet overwhelmingly present, beauty around us.
|Artist Tags:||photomicrography, microphotography, microscope, photography, food, snow|