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By: Levon Biss(Author), James Hogan(Foreword By)
144 pages, 144 colour photos
Microsculpture is 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, "stacked" to maintain sharp focus throughout, then combined into a single high-resolution file. The project has captured the attention of the world with features in WIRED and New Scientist.
Microsculpture exhibited at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and Xposure 2016 International Photography Festival in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. It has been viewed by over half a million people, and more exhibition plans are in the works.
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.
"You will never look at a beetle or a moth the same way again."
"Art meets science to dazzling effect."
– The Guardian
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Levon Biss is an award-winning British photographer. His work has exhibited in numerous galleries and museums over the world. Biss lives in Wiltshire.
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