Back in January I resurrected my interest in atomic and molecular influences on design. Since then I've been scouting around looking for and at more and more images. Now this isn't really the subject area I'm after but it was so astounding it had to be shared. Among my hunts I found Bevshots.
Bevshots are the microscopic images of drinks (mostly alcoholic ones). The structures and shapes and variations in colour and pattern are other worldly.
"In 1992, a research scientist named Michael Davidson stumbled upon a genius idea right under his nose - literally. In his 25 year career through the many facets of microscopy, he had taken photographs under the microscope of a collection of items - DNA, biochemicals and vitamins.
Looking for novel ways to fund his Florida State University lab, Davidson decided to take his microphotographs to businesses for possible commercial opportunities. While presenting his pictures to established retail companies, one necktie manufacturer changed his creative direction with just one word – cocktails.
With this new direction, Davidson took his microphotography a step further. Along with mixed drinks, he picked out a few favorite brews and wines too, took some shots of the beverages under his microscope"
For the full gallery of Bevshots click here.
I'd also be interested to hear, just out of curiosity, from anyone with taste /visual synaesthesia to see if the images relate in to their own visualisation of any of the drinks.