Saw Tooth Beetle

It's been a while since my last post so it's time to pick up the pace and start sharing some new work.  The last 8 months has been a little hectic with a large commission from the Nation Museum of Qatar.  I've had the fortune to photography 20 local species of insect for their new museum that opens in Doha at the end of this year.  It took me 8 months to complete the commission and the final images are without doubt the best I've ever shot.  Sadly I'll not be able to show this series until the museum opens, but soon as it does the work will be up on the site.

Since completing the Qatar commission I've started a new series of personal work, the first of which can be seen here.  When the full series is finished I'll create another website similar to so you guys can zoom all the way into the full 8gb files!  I'll be back soon...

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Microsculpture: Portraits of Insects OUT NOW!

I'm delighted to say that the Microsculpture book is finally here and on the shelves.  It's wonderful to see all the hard work produce such a beautiful book, I hope you will like it as much as I do.  A big thank you goes to my publisher Abrams and Garrett McGrath my editor, I am grateful for your help in making it happen.  The book is available from Amazon, the Abrams website and all good bookshops now.  Let me know what you think!  LB

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Microsculpture book

Only a few weeks to go now until the Microsculpture book is available, published by Abrams on 10th October 2017.  Over 144 pages, the book will show the full Microsculpture collection and present the microscopic detail in all its beauty.  The book will be widely available through all good book shops, Amazon and of course the Abrams website.  Pre-order your copy soon!

Microsculpture opens in Switzerland

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

Basel, Switzerland
1st September - 29th October 2017

A section of the Microsculpture works are currently being shown at the Natural History Museum of Basel in Switzerland. Providing a contrast in scale, the giant photographic prints are displayed alongside some of the museums fine insect collection. The show is open until the end of October so don’t leave it too late to get along and see it for yourself! This Basel show will also coincide with the publication of the Microsculpture book, published by Abrams on the 10th October. Keep an eye out on the Microsculpture website and Levon’s social media channels to find out more about book events.

Microsculpture exhibition in Denmark

Natural History Museum of Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark
18th May - 19th November 2017

The second major Microsculpture exhibition of 2017 is being held at the National History Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen. The show will run for 6 months and is expected to be a popular feature in the city for the summer, incorporating educational days and science talks promoting the understanding of the insect world. Levon will also be taking part in the museum’s Wine & Science event on September 12th where he’ll be discussing the Microsculpture project and new work.

First outdoor Microsculpture exhibition

Horizons Environmental Photo Festival

Zingst, Germany
May 20th - June 5th 2017

The first outdoor Microsculpture exhibition was held at the Horizons Photo Festival, showing a section of images up to 4.5m in height. The spa town of Zingst on the Baltic Sea provided a perfect setting for a series of outdoor exhibitions and was visited by over 40,000 people over the 2 week festival.

Levon presents Microsculpture at TED 2017

TED 2017

Vancouver, Canada
24th - 28th April 2017

At the TED 2017 conference in Vancouver, Levon had the honour of presenting Microsculpture. Displaying a selection of the insect portraits on 3 giant screens, Levon explained his photographic process and the story behind the project to a packed auditorium and worldwide audience. The talk will be uploaded onto on October 4th, so keep an eye on Levon’s social media feeds for a link.

Microsculpture in Milan

Salone del Mobile, in conjunction with Moooi

Via Savona 56
Milan, Italy
4th – 9th April 2017

Ever seen a 9m Grasshopper? Well, in a unique collaboration Levon teamed up with the furniture and lighting designer Moooi for an unforgettable show at the 2017 Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy. The joint exhibition displayed the Microsculpture portraits in the largest sizes so far, providing a striking backdrop for Moooi’s beautiful collection. The partnership is to continue, with future shows in New York at the end of the summer.

Microsculpture opens in Switzerland

Neues Museum Biel

Biel, Switzerland.
11th February – 26th April 2017

2017 started with a wonderful Microsculpture show NMB Museum in Biel, Switzerland. The Microsculpture exhibition took over the entire gallery and was displayed in all four rooms. Also on display were the actual insects from the Oxford Museum Museum of Natural History, providing the audience with a real sense of scale and an unique visual experience.

Microsculpture opens in the U.A.E.

Xposure international Photography Festival

Sharjah, U.A.E.
12th – 15th October 2016

Levon Biss was invited to the Xposure International Photography Festival alongside other internationally renowned artists including Don McCullin, David Alan Harvey, David Yarrow, Stephen Wilkes and Tom Stoddart. As well as giving talks on his work, Levon presented eighteen full size prints in a gallery space built especially for the Microsculpture exhibition.

Microsculpture launches in the U.K.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Oxford, U.K.
27th May 2016 – 29th January 2017

The official launch of the Microsculpture project took place at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Surrounded by the Museum’s Neo-Gothic architecture, Microsculpture was exhibited on the main court and received 450,000 visitors during it's 8 month residency.