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Terra Cibus: Food at Extreme Magnification


In terra cibus, photographer Caren Alpert uses an electron microscope to capture awe-inspiring views of commonplace foods:
"I want to show what is there, but what we never actually see: landscapes, patterns and textures that ignite a completely different response from the viewer...This medium deconstructs, abstracts, and reveals the ordinary in a riveting way. The closer the lens got, the more I saw food - and consumers of food - as part of a larger eco-system."

terra cibus no.36: radish (60x magnification). View larger image.


terra cibus no.33: pineapple leaf (85x magnification). View larger image.


terra cibus no.5: table salt (45x magnification). View larger image.


terra cibus no.35: sun-dried tomato 3 (250x magnification). View larger image


terra cibus no.4: fortune cookie (150x magnification). View larger image.


terra cibus no.32: shrimp tail (230x magnification). View larger image.

celery leaf (85x magnification). View larger image.


terra cibus no.34: Pop Tart (450x magnification). View larger image.

Limited edition prints are available for purchase through the artist.




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