Harnessing his scientific training in biochemistry, photographer Linden Gledhill recently created a series of stunning images depicting ordinary soap film and food coloring.
Using the techniques of advanced microscopy, Gledhill is able to manipulate light in a variety of creative ways to reveal the nuanced beauty and detail of ordinary objects and things we take for granted.
To achieve these results, Gledhill employs either a light reflective microscope or a transmission scope that facilitates light passing through an object. The light is then split and recombined using a process called optical staining, also known as dark field contrast. Put simply, light gets split, filtered and stained to highlight the features of objects in such a way as to make them appear uniquely vibrant and detailed.
Gledhill is also working on several other projects including “a series of visuals depicting DNA crystallization for a genomic sequencing project targeting autistic people.” Be sure to check out Gledhill’s website to access his other amazing works.