Since 1974, Nikon’s Small World Competition has been honoring the best in photomicrography. Small World is considered “the leading forum for recognizing beauty and complexity as seen through the microscope.” The galleries of past winners are bursting with pictures that will set your creative wheels in motion. The inspiration is rich, the photographs flush with color and patterns. Take your time, there are hundreds of pictures to study.
A photomicrograph is a technical document that can be of great significance to science or industry. But a good photomicrograph is also an image whose structure, color, composition, and content is an object of beauty, open to several levels of comprehension and appreciation.
The picture above is Zdenka Jenikova’s 2nd place winner from 2002. It is a ‘deformation of a polyethylene folio’. Ummm…ok, but I’m just loving the riot of color and abstract shapes!
The photographs are also part of a traveling tour. Check out this page to see if the exhibit is coming to a city near you.
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