There is a new project created from Oxford University, that represents a gallery with high resolution images of insects. Levon Biss is the photographer behind the exhibit, and his expertise is to produce sports pictures, but he claims that he needed something more “stable” that he can come back to at any time. He offered Oxford University to look at some of his old insect pictures, and there were impressed by the high resolution in which an untrained human eye can explore the nature of an insect. The idea of Biss was to promote the quality of his pictures produced by microscope lenses. The museum agreed to give Biss a chance, and started picking through its collection to see which of the beetles will be a good fit to be photographed, and landed on the ones with most attractive colors, and shapes.
I felt excited to see that Oxford will be giving its interested visitors a way to experience their insect exhibits in a new, more detailed way, as if I had a chance to visit it, I would. The closest I have ever got to see in person how the insects body is constructed, was when I visited the Vienna Museum of Natural History, where I was able to closely observe them, because some of the exponents has the size of a human hand. As it was pointed out in the documentary movie – this experiment might be beneficial for young people, as once they see the complexity of the beetle’s body, they might get interested in entomology.