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For the love of food… and microscopy

Terra Cibus: Food Photographed with A Scanning Electron Microscope by Caren Alpert

San Francisco-based fine art and commercial photographer Caren Alpert combines her loves for photography, food, and art in these gorgeous photos taken with an electron microscope. Alpert captures the microscopic, almost other-worldly surfaces of common foods such as Oreo cookies, shrimp, leaves, and candy, turning what might normally be a scientific endeavor into fine art. As amazing as the images look here I’ve linked each through to the high resolution version on her website so you can see them in greater detail. Alpert has upcoming shows at Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery starting October 2, as well as a show called The Beauty + Biology of our Food at the Citigroup Center starting November 2. She also has limited edition prints for sale and you can find out more by contacting her here.

See the entire Terra Cibus gallery here

terra cibus no.34 / pop tart (450x magnification)
terra cibus no.23 / purple onion (230x magnification)
terra cibus no.3 / celery Leaf (85x magnification)
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