Tomoya Matsuura



Photo Series Featuring Nature with Its Cycle of Life, in the Microscopic World

Although all life comes to an end, the end is at the same time a beginning of the transition into something new. Small plants that exist by our side and we hardly take notice of also contain within themselves the majestic nature, and revolve their life force just the same. They are filled with a variety of expressions and dynamism that cannot be seen with the naked eye, and allow you to sense the mystery of the formation of life.
Scanning electron microscope used for the creation of this series enables photography at a much higher resolution compared to devices such as optical microscopes, and captures the extremely intricate structures of a withered plant that is only a few millimeters in size.


ミクロ世界の命巡る自然の姿を撮影した作品集

生物はいつか命を終えるが、それは終わりではなく新たなものへと移り変わる始まりでもある。側にありながら気に留めることのない小さな植物にも壮大な自然が存在し、同じように命を巡らせている。そこには肉眼では見えない様々な表情や躍動感が溢れ、命の成立ちの神秘を感じることが出来る。
制作に使用した走査電子顕微鏡は光学顕微鏡などと比べより高い分解能での撮影が可能、数mm程の枯れた植物の極めて微細な構造を写し出している。

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