Incredible Insect Micro Sculptures by Levon Biss

Micro miniatures (also called micro art or micro sculptures) is a fine art form. Micro miniatures are made by using a microscope to take a photograph in sections and then blending the final product.
— Wikipedia
 What I imagine Levon says to himself each day as an affirmation. 

What I imagine Levon says to himself each day as an affirmation. 

Per my morning routine, I was listening to a TED Talk that happen to feature a photographer named Levon Biss. Although his career is in normal photography, his dive into creating micro sculpture photographs came about more recently, as he explains from the TED stage. in a presentation called, "Levon Biss: Mind-blowing, magnified portraits of insects".

Levon's side transition into micro sculptures happened by chance when his son brought a beetle from a nearby garden into the house. As him and his son viewed it under a microscope, his son had received for Christmas, he realized how beautiful this particular beetle species (that he passed each day) actually was. His interest in insects and how they looked close up began. 

If you visit his website, you can see a catalogue of his work.

After listening to the TED Talk, I was eager to see these photographs for myself. Needless to say, I wasn't disappointed. Two of my favorites are the Orchid Cuckoo Bee and the Tricoloured Jewel Beetle:

On his website, you can zoom in on each picture and see the incredible details of each bug that he's captured.

As you can see in the video earlier in the article, his art is on display in the form of large, hi-def photographs that move from museum to museum, wowing visitors along the way. 

 Display at the Naturhistorisches Museum Basel in Basel, Switzerland being shown through October 29, 2017.

Display at the Naturhistorisches Museum Basel in Basel, Switzerland being shown through October 29, 2017.