Top 5 Most Popular Beverages Photographed Using a Microscope

Wine electron microscope William LeGoulion photographyWine

William LeGoullon often credits his devotion to and engagement with the Phoenix arts community as one of his driving inspirations and has actively supported his local interest for over 10 years. Since receiving his BFA from the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts at Arizona State University in 2009, he has exhibited extensively throughout the state and participated in national juried exhibitions. Of this series, Fingerprints of Drinkable Culture, he writes:

‘My latest works express my fascination with beverages, the variety of methodical processes through which we craft them, and the detailed makeup of each liquid we drink. Stemming from my work as both an artist and as a barista and bartender, my interest is in concocting a recipe of beverage culture, art, and science with regard to what we as humans consume. I am continually inspired by observing what has been left behind and the clues that inspire examination. In this series, I treat the world’s top five most consumed man-made beverages like scientific specimens, allowing each liquid sample to dry before photographing them using a microscope. The resulting images provide us with a chance to analyze these fingerprints of drinkable culture as an act of art consumption.’

Beer electron microscope William LeGoulionBeer

Cola electron microscope William LeGoulion photographyCola

Tea electron microscope William LeGoulion photographyTea

coffee electron microscope William LeGoulion photographyCoffee

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