Bay Area fine art photographer Caren Alpert brings together her interests in food, science, and art to create these vivid, incredibly detailed images of food. Shot with a scanning electron microscope, the photos render common eats as abstract, otherworldly landscapes.
“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,” Alpert says. “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.”
As amazing as these pictures, you haven’t seen anything til you see the high-res versions on her site.
Can you guess what you’re looking at? Answers, left to right:
1. Chocolate cake
2. Cake sprinkles
3. Shrimp’s tail
4. Celery leaf
5. Coffee bean
6. Life Saver
7. Purple onion