A Spectacular View of Unearthly Beauty

For me, the goal of fine art photography is often to render an interpretive abstraction of reality, rather than merely documenting what is seen. Cosmic Microscapes, however, is a project that marries science and art in a way that reveals just how beautiful unaltered reality can be. Through a collaboration with Dr. Tony Irving, a meteoriticist at the University of Washington, I have photographed some of the world’s rarest meteorites. These images represent real objects from space - small pieces of the Moon, Mars, and asteroids - rendered without alteration. They are completely natural, documentary in the extreme, yet utterly abstract.