Produced by: Tanya Cochrane Films & Levon Biss in association with Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Finalist in: Short Program
Microsculpture is a unique photographic study of insects in mind-blowing magnification. The film shows Levon Biss and his pioneering photographic technique as he captures beautifully lit high magnification portraits of insects from the collection of Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Levon takes the genre of macro-photography to a new level as he captures in breath-taking detail the beauty of the insect world. The resulting high resolution images are composited from 8000 individual photographs. ‘Formed at scales too tiny for us to perceive and with astonishing complexity, the true structure and beauty of insects remains mostly hidden it takes the power of an optical microscope or camera lens to experience insects at their own scale.
By developing new imaging techniques we will surely learn more about these fascinating creatures and close the gaps in our current understanding’. Dr James Hogan, Life Collections, Oxford University Museum of Natural History