These photos would be perfect models for monsters in those 1950s horror movies. The ones in which some small, ugly thing in nature, in a freak accident, becomes incomprehensibly huge and after mankind, hellbent on destruction and large meals.
The photos are actually part of an impressive project by Marcus DeSieno, a native of Albany, New York presently obtaining his MFA in Studio Art from the University of South Florida, Tampa. His project is concerned with the history of science and exploration in relation to the history of photography.
These shots were taken using a scanning electron microscope and subsequently exposed to dry-plate gelatin ferrotype plates. This method blends old and new photographic technology, another objective stated in DeSieno's project description: studying that photo-technological evolution. The final, archival prints are done large to give these parasites their due close-up, Mr. DeMille.
Images Credit: Marcus DeSieno
Via: Beautiful Decay
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