Wine as art – specifically microscopic images of wine and other drinks that you can buy as prints on special metallic paper or as canvas wraps. Sadly no scarves or ties. A whole range of different drinks have been placed under a standard light microscope. There is rum and coke, gin, a Strawberry Daiquiri and that old favourite Sex on a Beach. A rather interesting image of a Belgian Lambic beer contrasts with an English Oatmeal Stout. On the wine front I’m rather entranced by the Champagne (though they do not stipulate if it is vintage or not) and the Chablis which differs quite markidly from ‘white wine’.
One Dr Davidson used a standard light microscope with a special Nikon camera attached using 35mm film (not digital, one wonders why?) – the light source is polarised and passed through polarized light filters – creating these amazing images.
Until July last year these microscopic images of drinks were only available in the USA as postage import duty was too expensive but they are now available in the UK and the rest of Europe through www.bevshots.co.uk Metallic prints are currently €79 while large canvas prints are €129.