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Sources


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Sources


The picture above illustrates some of the materials we work with in generating images. These include minerals such as agate, quartz, fluorite, orbicular jasper and Paesina Stone; fossils such as ammonites and marine conglomerates; geological 'thin sections' (generally scanned using polarised light); and richly patinated surfaces such as Roman glass. We also create sources by manipulating paints and harnessing chemical reactions and biological processes. 

 

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Scanning


Scanning


Source materials are scanned using either flatbed scanners or a purpose-designed Nikon microscope system with a built-in camera, moving stage and motorised Z-axis - the latter both accurate to a fraction of a 1 micron. Very large images can be assembled seamlessly from multiple captures enabling us to create super-high-resolution files large enough for any task.

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Resolution


Resolution


Natural materials and manmade surfaces such as the salt-glazed ceramic bowl shown above contain an astonishing wealth of detail: unlike many images used in large-scale applications they offer endless new discoveries - much as John Ruskin described in his ideas on 'ornament and distance'.