TITLE: "Microcrystals - border crossers between art and science."
We encounter ascorbic acid, paracetamol, urea and menthol as everyday companions in medicines, makeup and food. These substances hardly seem mysterious, but by forming microcrystals they create a world of wonder. Photographed through a microscope, they become visible, allowing us to glimpse a journey through landscapes and fantastic forms. These images, not unlike modern abstract artworks, invite us to make our own associations, as varied as the random shapes the crystals form. The photographer can never be sure whether the session will be crowned with success, whether the crystals will reveal a universe of shapes and colors. To the extent that the photographer succeeds in revealing the obscure, nature reveals itself in art and the glimpse into the invisible becomes an adventure, the everyday becomes magical.
AUTHOR: Peter Juzak (Germany)
Peter Juzak (62) is a bookbinder as well as a graphic and desktop publisher. He has been conducting experimental photo studies on micro crystals for more than 30 years. He has worked for Bayer Vital GmbH and was author and photographer for Medicalpicture GmbH.
I'm the winner of The Big Picture Competition 2016 in the category Art of Nature.
I'm a finalist of The Big Picture Competition 2021 in the category Art of Nature.
2nd Place, 5th Annual Chromatic Awards Photography
Nikon Small World HONORABLE MENTION, 2016 SMALL WORLD IN, MOTION COMPETITION
Exhibition in the Lower Saxony Ministry of Culture April - June 2018
Hannover Medical School, November 27-February 2014 "The fascination of microcrystals"
Pictures of me are published in the book "Wonders: Spectacular Moments in Nature Photography", published by the California Academy of Sciences.
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