Scanning Electron Microscope Photography

Over the past few years, I have been pushing the limits of my photography by learning new techniques such as infrared and ultraviolet. This grant enabled me to learn how to use Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) within the realm of Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). In the image shown here, with SEM only, the electrons interact with the sample and cause parts of it to light up (the hairs on the honeybee, for example). I also brought samples from Chile including puma and guanaco fur and flamingo feathers to photograph. Some of these images will be included in my newest book, Pantagruelian: Photographs and Poems of Torres del Paine.