Events

Strikingly fluorescent thin-section photographs of meteorites

Meteorites have taken on a relatively sinister hue lately, following the aftershock in Russia’s Chelyabinsk that injured hundreds of people and crippled mobile networks. Looking at Tom Phillips’ thin-section microscopic photographs of meteorites, though, alien debris just looks cool in a a benign sort of way.

To craft the images, Philips skips Photoshop and color filters, though he does make use of retardation filters and manages color and contrast with cross-polarized light to create that elusive sum-of-the-total experience for the viewer.

Meteorite (1)
Meteorite (2)
Meteorite (3)
Meteorite (4)
Meteorite (5)
Meteorite (6)
Meteorite (8)
Meteorite (9)

About the author

Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at lowlaichow.com.