Levon Biss

Mind-blowing, magnified portraits of insects

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Photographer Levon Biss was looking for a new, extraordinary subject when one afternoon he and his young son popped a ground beetle under a microscope and discovered the wondrous world of insects. Applying his knowledge of photography to subjects just five millimeters long, Biss created a process for shooting insects in unbelievable microscopic detail. He shares the resulting portraits — each comprised of 8- to 10,000 individual shots — and a story about how inspiration can come from the most unlikely places.

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Levon Biss · Photographer

With his "Microsculpture" series, Levon Biss photographs the incredible details of insects.

With his "Microsculpture" series, Levon Biss photographs the incredible details of insects.