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Extraordinary Photographs of Food Captured With an Electron Microscope

caren alpert food electron microscope photography

cake sprinkles

Caren Alpert is a food photographer based in San Francisco. Her commercial work stems from editorial jobs, catalog, cookbooks, advertising and agency work. For the last 18 months she’s been shooting food with an electron microscope. Of this work she writes, ‘Because I’m a science geek at heart, it’s not such a far leap to explore food in a way that no one else has. It’s been a way to combine my three favorite topics: food, technology and photography. At a time when so many people are hyper-obsessed about where their food is grown and its health and environmental impact, this is a particularly relevant subject’.

caren alpert food electron microscope photography

chocolate cake

Caren Alpert food electron microscope photography

sugar

caren alpert food electron microscope photography

pineapple leaf

caren alpert food electron microscope photography

blueberry

caren alpert food electron microscope photography

sun dried tomato

caren alpert food electron microscope photography

brussel sprout

caren alpert food electron microscope photography

vitamin c

caren alpert food electron microscope photography

table salt

caren alpert food electron microscope photography

shrimp (tail)

not a hipster store

  • http://ShariLopatin.wordpress.com Shari Lopatin

    This is so cool! Congrats Caren on being featured on this photo site, and for your intense creativity! My dad forwarded me the article. :-)

    Your cousin,
    Shari

  • http://www.kylehamiltonphotography.com Kyle

    Who knew Cake Sprinkles looked so delicious up close?!?

  • http://www.lisawiseman.com Lisa Wiseman

    Love this! Beautiful work Caren!

  • http://WWW.CHEZCHRIS.TUMBLR.COM Chris M

    Way to go teach !