courgette pollen

POLLEN SERIES – black/white SEM photo series

name: the SEM photo series, year start: 2013-aug, year end: 2013-sept, techniques: dissected honeybees, pollen grains, scanning electron microscope

This work is a series of photographs made with the high-end SEM microscope. During 2 months I was invited to work at the chemical engineering laboratory of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) to carry out research on city honeybees and their relation to the urban environment. As well the honeybees, as the pollen grains the bees were bringing back from their foraging flights, were closely inspected under the SEM microscope. The study lead to a remarkable series of microscopical photographs.

Here you can find more info on working with pollen, flowers and bees under the Scanning Electron Microscope: http://urbanbeelab.okno.be/doku.php?id=pollen_database#pollen_flowers_and_bees

SEM photos of pollen and beeparts



The SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) photo series was presented
– as part of the Foraging Fields installation in the exhibition FIELDS, Riga – Latvia, from 15 may 2014 to august 4 2014.
– as part of the Scientific Inquiries exhibition in Istanbul at KoƧ University, from 7 november to 7 december 2013.
the Olfactory Container, october 2014, University Hasselt