My colleague Werner and I are holding a challenge this week to produce one visual work each day. I’m working around the theme of “Deconstructing Nature”.
For the second day I wanted to do something physical. I was thinking about the act of deconstructing – breaking something down to its simplest components. “Simpling”.
This brought me to the idea of microscopy. I discovered that you can do extreme macro-photography by installing the lens backwards on a camera.
I did some experiments with my aging DSLR, but results were not as sharp as I hoped. However, I discovered that I can “attach” a regular lens to my smartphone, producing very detailed images. I used this technique to create the final image.
Here’s the result from day 2:
Here are some other images from this session: