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Aliens Among Us: Extraordinary Portraits of Ordinary Bugs

Daniel Kariko



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03 March 2020
Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & seascapes); Photographs: collections; Mathematics & Sciences; Endangered species & extinction of species; Wildlife: general interest; Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders
Over the course of his photography career, Daniel Kariko came to realize that many of his most stunning subjects could be found in his own subdivision in Greenville, North Carolina. Determined to show the rest of us that his experience is hardly unusual, Kariko utilizes a combination of a Scanning Electron Microscope and optical Stereo Microscope to achieve a portrait-like effect for insects and arthropods. Vibrant in color and surprising in personality, these images reveal such details as the glittering eyes of a horsefly, the strong legs of a centipede, and the fetching smile of a honeybee. Each photograph comes equipped with a full-body illustration from artist Isaac Talley, and fascinating character descriptions from entomologist Tim Christensen. Deftly blurring the lines of art and science, Aliens Among Us is the perfect guidebook for anyone interested in putting a face to the creepers under the couch.
By:   Daniel Kariko
Imprint:   Liveright
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 188mm,  Width: 213mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   602g
ISBN:   9781631494260
ISBN 10:   1631494260
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   03 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Daniel Kariko is an associate professor of fine art photography at the School of Fine Arts and Design at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. His work has been shown internationally in galleries and museums.

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