Uri Shapira's beautiful formations of crystals and algae

Israeli artist Uri Shapira creates beautiful photos and timelapse videos of chemical reactions and algae growth, generating beautiful patterns that seem otherworldly.

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Uri writes:

The photographs are achieved by digital stitching of dozens macro frames into extreme high resolution discovery images, where Information hidden from bare eyes is magnified & revealed. This method, much like a scan, allows neutralizing the mediating lens and point of view; the photograph no longer serves as representation- it becomes a fact. On the other hand, it hides a dimension of time, converted into the physical space which never really existed as seen in the image.

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Bonus videos (note: some have kind of unpleasant sfx)

Uri Shapira (via Cargo)