Microsculpture – The insect portraits of Levon Biss

By on September 26, 2019

See a microscopic world in gigantic format – with insect portraits magnified to five meters in size. The exhibition Microsculpture at the Natural History Museum presents a collection of insects that they have never seen before. This series of beautiful, exciting portraits captures the insects in every detail and reveals all their structures.

See the pleasing fungus beetle, longhorn beetle, jewle beetle and tiger beetle really close up. The exhibition shows the insects in a completely new light and with a sharpness that reveals everything!

“Microsculpture” by British photographer Levon Biss is a groundbreaking project that shows insects from Oxford University’s Natural History Museum in a new way. The beautifully illuminated and enlarged portraits capture the microscopic forms of the insects in strikingly high-resolution detail. They reveal an unexpected and often breathtaking beauty and reveal the insect form’s many intricate adaptations – what entomologists call micro-sculpture.

The images – large-scale photo prints up to 5 meters wide – give the viewer a unique opportunity to study and appreciate a hidden world.

About the photographer
Levon Biss is a British photographer born in London. Over the past 20 years, Levon’s photography has continuously evolved and his curiosity has led him to work in a number of photographic genres. He has participated in exhibitions around the world and his works are in numerous museums and private collections. During his career, Levon received several awards and in 2016 he was honored with a Fellowship to the Royal Photographic Society.

The exhibition is a collaboration between UpOnWalls and the Natural History Museum. The exhibition opens on 2019-09-28 and is on display until 2020-08-30.

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