The Big Picture


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Sports and commercials photographer Levon Biss takes his cameras to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History where, with the help of a modified microscope, he takes hundreds of pictures of rare insects before combining the images into huge, impossibly detailed composites. To wit:

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.

Explore the images in detail here.

Biss’s photo-composites go on view at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History later this month.