Extraordinary photos of food shot with an electron microscope
Bay Area fine art photographer Caren Alpert brings together her interests in food, science, and art to create these vivid, incredibly detailed images of food. Shot with a scanning electron microscope, the photos render common eats as abstract, otherworldly landscapes.
"Because I’m a science geek at heart, it’s not such a far leap to explore food in a way that no one else has," Alpert says. "At a time when so many people are hyper-obsessed about where their food is grown and its health and environmental impact, this is a particularly relevant subject."
As amazing as these pictures, you haven't seen anything til you see the high-res versions on her site.
Can you guess what you're looking at? Answers, left to right:
1. Chocolate cake
2. Cake sprinkles
3. Shrimp's tail
4. Celery leaf
5. Coffee bean
6. Life Saver
7. Purple onion