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Photographs Of Famous Scientist Developed Using Bacteria [Pics]

Photographs Of Famous Scientist Developed Using Bacteria [Pics]
Arts & Culture

Bio-artist Zachary Copfer creates amazing dot-matrix-like images using micro-organisms.

Yi Chen
  • 12 september 2012


Zachary Copfer was a former microbiologist turned visual artist. His artworks combine the two to create intriguing images produced from bacteria. One of his most recent projects is the ‘My Favorite Scientist’ series, where detailed portraits of Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, and Charles Darwin, are developed using the Serratia Marcescens bacteria.

The process of developing these images is similar to darkroom photography, but the enlarger has been replaced by a radiation source, and the photographic paper is now the petri dish coated with a living bacterial emulsion. The result is stunning accurate of the original photograph, almost like a dot-matrix photo.

Copfer has also experimented in creating other images, such as the Milky Way Galaxy series produced using genetically modified E- coli that glow in the dark. Check out the images below to see more of his work.

 

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