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Up-Close Food Photographs

Electron Microscope Food Photography Looks at Everyday Edibles

— September 30, 2012 — Tech
San Francisco artist and photographer Karen Alpert takes watching what you eat to a new extreme with her collection of electron microscope food photography.

If you've ever wondered what a Poptart looks like at about 500 times magnification, now you have the chance to actually see it thanks to these amazingly close high-resolution images.

Using an electron microscope, Alpert zooms in on a wide range of everyday food items, such as celery, coconut flakes and onions, and then photographs them at a super close range to reveal their incredibly detailed features. For instance, an intensely close picture of a fortune cookie looks strikingly similar to satellite photos taken of the surface of Mars.

Check out Alpert's full gallery to see other fantastic images of raisins, licorice, shrimp and other foodstuffs that look absolutely mind-blowing upon close inspection.
Trend Themes
1. Electron Microscope Photography - The trend of using electron microscopes to photograph common objects opens up opportunities for innovative visual explorations in various fields.
2. Extreme Close-up Photography - The trend of extreme close-up photography offers new ways to explore the details of everyday objects that were previously invisible to the naked eye.
3. Microscopy Art - The trend of using microscopic images as art opens up opportunities for artists to create stunning visual displays based on scientific imagery.
Industry Implications
1. Food Photography - The food photography industry can benefit from the innovative perspective offered by electron microscopy, and create unique and engaging visuals for marketing and advertising purposes.
2. Scientific Research - The scientific research industry can use electron microscopy to explore objects with greater detail, which can lead to new discoveries and insights in various fields.
3. Art - The art industry can leverage the trend of microscopy art to create unique pieces and installations that blur the line between science and art, and offer new ways for audiences to interact with scientific concepts.
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