Here’s a small collection of images I’ve produced at home over the past year. Each is a polarized light microscopy panorama. I have an old Olympus microscope purchased on ebay which I’ve attached my DSLR to with a home-made rig. I collect, and then through various means, crystalize substances to photograph.


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Each substance is unique in its forms and each has several different expressions dependent on the conditions during crystallization. The colors are the result of polarizing filters; just like you’d find in your sunglasses. Polarized light interacts with the birefringent properties of the crystals, creating a myriad of colorful landscapes.

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L Glutamine and Beta Alanine 7

MDMA 1

Ascorbic Acid 1

Beta Alanine 1

Epsom Salt 1

Sulfamic Acid 1

L Glutamine and Beta Alanine 5

L Glutamine and Beta Alanine 6

Menthol 5

Poppy Seed in Menthol

Sulfamic Acid 2