The 'Motherboard' Series Shows the Intricate Beauty of Chips

By: Joey Haar - Aug 18, 2016
References: morlinghaus & wired
Computer chips have become so small that it's impossible to have any idea of their inner workings when looking at them with the naked eye, but photographer Christoph Morlinghaus' Motherboard series shows viewers the minute beauty hidden within the machines that they use on a daily basis.

The Motherboard series came to fruition when Morlinghaus secured a position photographing motherboards for Cisco. After finishing his contract, the photographer was so captivated that he stayed on to complete his creative series.

The series itself is an intensely magnified look at computer chips. At these close-up scales, Morlinghaus compares the gadgetry to a miniature city skyline shot from birds' eye view. Indeed, the various processing bits that are barely the size of a speck of dust look as though they could be skyscrapers towering over the silicon streets below.