Stop for a moment, and take the time to realize the beauty of nature. At a glance, these images look foreign, yet they are located right under our noses... powerful. A peek in the wonderful work of nature. Stephen Gross captured these amazing images as he states, "... always drawn to the natural world and found it a constant focus for my curiosity. I find the unknown more interesting." He continues, "I am interested in divining something hidden and surprising. As I limit what I see, using a macro lens with a minute area of view and a depth of fiend as thin as a strand of hair, an infinite sense of dimension is revealed. An alternate reality becomes visible. It is not a process of pre-visualization but simply discovery. Much as the vast solar system resembles the tiniest atoms, I find patterns, similarities and, of course, endless questions. The closer I observe, the more mysterious things become."
These photographs were captured with Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, using a variety of macro lenses, all natural light, and without a studio. These amazing quality are printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag on Epson 9800 and Canon iPF9000 wide format printer.
Stephen Scott Gross is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is a professional photographer for editorial, advertising, and fine art projects. Stephen is located in Brooklyn, New York, and he enjoys rock climbing and snowboarding. Check his website for additional work.