As part of our commitment to the creative industries, we are continuing our series of events with an exploration into renowned photographer and Genesis client Levon Biss FRPS and his series ‘Microsculpture’
On the evening of Wednesday 28th of September Levon will be sharing insight into the meticulous process of shooting, processing and retouching images of minute specimens and the motivations and drive behind his ‘Microsculpture’ series, which is currently showing at The Oxford University Museum of Natural History and due to be shown at Xposure International Photography Festival later this year.
Taking up to three weeks to shoot, Levon comments: “Each image from the Microsculpture project is created from around 8000 individual photographs. The pinned insect is placed on an adapted microscope stage that enables me to have complete control over the positioning of the specimen in front of the lens. I shoot with a 36-megapixel camera that has a 10x microscope objective attached to it via a 200mm prime lens.
Each section is lit differently with strobe lights to bring out the micro sculptural beauty of that particular section of the body. For example, I will light and shoot just one antennae, then after I have completed this area I will move onto the eye and the lighting set up will change entirely to suit the texture and contours of that part area of the body. I continue this process until I have covered the whole surface area of the insect.”
Accompanying Levon, Genesis’ CEO Ken Sethi will explain the process of printing Levon’s work at a huge scale of 3x2m; exploring the challenges involved in the production of works at this scale and the process that lies behind it…
The evening will also offer networking and opportunities to meet likeminded individuals, tour Genesis and ask any of our team any questions that you have on production.
Genesis Explores: Levon Biss FRPS and Direct to Media UV Printing
Wednesday 28th September, 6.30- 9pm
Genesis Imaging Ltd
Unit 1, Hurlingham Business Park
Limited capacity. Book your place early to avoid disappointment!
Arrival and refreshments: 6.15 – 6.30pm
Seminar: 6.30 – 7.30pm
Q&A: 7.30 – 7.50pm
Networking, refreshments, tours of Genesis: 7.50pm onwards
About Levon Biss FRPS:
Levon Biss is a British photographer based in the UK who has been shooting campaigns for international brands for the last 18 years. His work has graced the covers of publications such as TIME Magazine and he has produced a best selling book on the global game of soccer titled One Love’.
Biss’s passion for nature and photography have now come together to create Microsculpture, a unique photographic study of insects in mind-blowing magnification. For his latest personal project, Biss embraced the world of macrophotography and has taken the genre to a new level. His photographs capture in breathtaking detail the beauty of the insect world and are printed in large-scale formats to provide the audience with an unforgettable viewing experience.
His work has won numerous awards over the years and in 2016 he was honoured with a Fellowship to the Royal Photographic Society.
About Ken Sethi:
Originally hailing from a production background, Ken Sethi has been heading the team here at Genesis Imaging for almost 20 years as CEO. He’s seen it all – as Genesis grew from its roots as a conventional laboratory, changing to meet the demands of our clients, to provide the comprehensive in-house printing, mounting and framing services that you see today.
Ken will be sharing insight into the production of Levon’s work – exploring the Direct to Media process and explaining the challenges and rewards of producing intricate prints at such a large scale…