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TED Talks: Season 2017

2017x208 Levon Biss: Mind-blowing, magnified portraits of insects
TV-PG

  • 2017-10-04T05:00:00+01:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Photographer Levon Biss was looking for a new, extraordinary subject when one afternoon he and his young son popped a ground beetle under a microscope and discovered the wondrous world of insects. Applying his knowledge of photography to subjects just five millimeters long, Biss created a process for shooting insects in unbelievable microscopic detail. He shares the resulting portraits -- each comprised of 8- to 10,000 individual shots -- and a story about how inspiration can come from the most unlikely places.

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