This Photographer Transforms Insects Into Art

Kirstin Fawcett

English photographer Levon Biss uses a digital SLR camera and a macro lens to turn ordinary insects into art. His photographs magnify the tiny creatures, allowing viewers to see their intricate skeletons and filaments up close. The end result? A stunning combination of science and art—and a new perspective of some of nature's less appreciated critters.

Biss’s portraits will be on display at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History from May 27 until the end of October. Called "Microsculpture," the exhibition features large-format pictures of insects from the museum’s collection. You can visit the display if you’re in England, or learn more about Biss’s artistic process via the above video.


Banner image courtesy of Microsculpture // Facebook