Bizarre, beautiful insect images made from 8,000 photos – CNET
But if you’ve got a sense for amazing, artistic photography, start thinking about a visit. British photographer Levon Biss attached a microscope lens to his camera and zoomed in on each body part of the insects, which were borrowed from the museum’s collection.
Think you’ve seen an insect close up? Biss got closer to these teeny guys than their own mothers.
“I will light and shoot just one antenna, then I will move on to the eye and the lighting setup will change entirely to suit the texture and contours of that part of the body,” Biss said in a statement. He then painstakingly puts the best images together in one photograph using Photoshop. “Most of my final images are made up of between 8,000 and 10,000 images,” he said. Each image takes between two and three weeks of work.
Twenty-four of the final images will appear in the exhibit, and they’re displayed bigger than even the bugs in your worst nightmares. A 10-millimeter insect is shown as a 3-meter (9.8-foot) print, with the real bug on view right along with it.
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