Zooming In On Magnified Food

Cake Sprinkles

What does our food look like at a microscopic level? This is the kind of question that prompted San-Francisco photographer Caren Alpert to begin her impressive series entitled Terra Cibus. By sending off a wide variety of food ingredients to a lab in Arizona, she was able to find out the answer. There, a scanning electron microscope helped to capture these photographs only after the food items had been dehydrated and coated in a conductive metal. These close-up views offer a very new and interesting look of the foods we are in contact with on a nearly daily basis. Alpert's Terra Cibus series will be on display at the James Beard Foundation in New York till the end of the month.


Caren Alpert's website
via [Wall Street Journal]

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