Photographer Creates Giant Images of Tiny Insects With Thousands of Photos Taken With a Microscope

British photographer Levon Bliss, who’s well known for his commercial and sports photography, has created “Microsculpture“, a unique project in which he shoots aesthetically interesting insects from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History archive with a modified microscope in order to capture every aspect of the insect’s body. This process results in thousands of pictures, which he then combines in Photoshop to create a single giant image that reveals in detail, the surprisingly complex beauty of the creatures. “Microsculpture” will be on view at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History from May 27 – October 30, 2016.

Microsculpture is a unique visual experience. A 10mm insect is shown as a 3 meter print, revealing minute detail and allowing the viewer to take in the structure of the insect in its entirety. The beautifully lit, high magnification portraiture of Levon Biss captures the microscopic form of these animals in striking high-resolution detail.

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