Terra Cibus

San-Francisco-based photographer Caren Alpert uses an electron microscope to capture images of food magnified 150 times, turning familiar foods into abstractions that almost resemble aerial landscapes. Caren explains, "“As a food lover and a photographer I answer these questions visually. Using scientific laboratory photo equipment, I journey over the surfaces of both organic and processed foods: my own favorites and America’s over-indulgences. The closer the lens got, the more I saw food and consumers of food (all of us!) as part of a larger eco-system than mere sustenance.”
Find out more about Caren's work here.