Taking something inconceivably large and making it look like something extraordinarily small is an awesome feat. After viewing a bunch of tilt-shift photography, Italian artist Haari Tesla was inspired to experiment with applying the same photo manipulation technique to publicly distributed photos of celestial objects. Her efforts produced a captivating series entitled Illuminated Code From Space, in which stunning photos of galaxies, nebulae and supernovae look like beautiful microorganisms. Instead of looking out into space we’re peering down into a microscope.
"The initial idea for the series came from the Greek Neo-Platonic schema of macrocosm and microcosm. Essentially, this is the recognition that the same traits appear in entities of many different sizes. Plato wrote about how we see these patterns reproduced in all levels, from the largest scale (macrocosm, or the universe) all the way down to a microscopic level (also know as microcosm)."
Visit Haari Tesla’s Behance page to check out more of her artwork.
[via My Modern Metropolis]