2011 Gwangju Design Biennale
Curator Natural History Museum,
Los Angeles County
and your artistry amplifies
the effect- exceptional.“
Director of Photography (2005-2010)
of an accomplished painter.
Vice president DGZMB,
Lennart Nilsson-Award Committee Member
Senior Photo Editor
National Geographic Magazine
School of Photographic, Arts and Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
National Geographic Explorer
gorgeous… truly one of a kind images.”
Basel, 25 March 2021 The science journal Advance Biology has published a cover created by Micronaut. The hi-tech picture is leading us directly inside a human brain and took several years from early concept to realization. It is called 'Neuronal Highways' and...
Washington D.C., 1 January 2021 On new years day, National Geographic announces the Best Science Pictures 2020. The article features six pictures, including Micronaut’s iconic artwork ‘The Microbiome of a Kiss’! "Wow. Gustav Klimt has his kiss and you have yours."Todd...
We are delighted to present the limited edition CoV-2 series created by Martin Oeggerli in collaboration with University Ulm.Continue reading on Oeggerli.com
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Styling himself as a Micronaut—explorer of invisible worlds—Oeggerli creates incredible microscopic photographs using a combination of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and post-processing coloration.
Utilizing electrons instead of photons allows to find and explore invisibly small creatures and materials, often with magnifications up to 100’000-times or more. By combining hi-tech SEM with his signature-style coloration, Micronaut exposes surreal looking motives down to the smallest details and thereby expands the limits of traditional photography
To obtain exquisite specimens, that are in perfect condition, Oeggerli works closely with research scientists. Each sample has to be carefully dried using special solvents to maintain its natural shape and appearance. After this the sample is also coated with a thin layer of gold, to make it electronically conductive. It’s one of several critical steps during the conservational process which will finally affect the image quality and maximum printable size of every resultant picture.
Basel Area Children’s Cancer Foundation
As some of you may know, I have been working in cancer research for over 10 years. Helping children suffering from cancer, and their families, is a subject very close to my heart. On behalf of the “Stiftung für krebskranke Kinder”, I encourage you to look at the links and movie below, to see how the Foundation helps brave kids – and how it could do even more with your generous support!
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