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Caren Alpert: Terra Cibus

  • Posted by SHFT on September 21, 2012 in Art
  • 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

    (via Colossal)


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