The Amazingly Abstract Textures of Mold in Microscopic Detail



Image: Martin Scott-Jupp

Chances are that at one time or another (and perhaps frequently for some of us!) we’ve experienced the unpleasant shock of coming across a moldy piece of bread. Maybe it was in the form of a forgotten sandwich, or simply happened when we forgot to empty the breadbox before going on holiday.


Image: Martin Scott-Jupp

However we ended up with it, though, it’s unlikely that we looked at our mottled, greenish-grey baked goods and admired their abstract beauty. Yet this is exactly what Martin Scott-Jupp did when he took these pictures. Admittedly, they show mold in rather a different scale than that in which we would normally see it – for this is a truly microscopic perspective – but there lies the magic.

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