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20 stunning images of drinks under the microscope

These psychedelic images may look like something from a child’s kaleidoscope, but they are in fact what some of your favourite beer, wine and spirits look like when magnified 1,000 times under a microscope.

vodka tonicThe series of Bevshots photographs are the work of Florida State University’s research scientist Michael Davidson.

The images are made by crystallising the drink on a lab slide under a microscope and then passing a polarised light through the crystal with each image then magnified more than 1,000 times.

While it may sound simple, the process requires very sophisticated and expensive equipment, a detailed knowledge of photography and photomicrography, perseverance, intuition and patience.

Scientist Michael Davidson began photographing drinks in 1992 selling his microphotographs to help fund his lab. Davidson’s first drinks images were printed onto a collection of cocktail neckties, and have since now evolved into the world of art.

All images are available for sale as canvas or metallic prints from Bevshots

Scroll through to see what your favourite drink looks like under the microscope…

Elsewhere a Hawaii-based scientist has put wine under the telescope revealing similarly psychedelic images.

Australian pale lager

australian lager

Chablis

chablis

Champagne

champagne

Dry martini

dry martini

English Oatmeal Stout

english oatmeal beer

Fuzzy Navel

fuzzy navel

German Pilsner

 

german pilsener

Gin

gin

Irish pale lager

 

irish lager

Irish stout

irish stout

Margarita

margarita

Pina Colada

pina colada

Red wine

redwine

Scotch whisky

scotch

Tennessee whiskey

tenessee whiskey

Tequila

tequila

Vodka tonic

vodka tonic

Vodka

vodka

White wine

whitewine

White Zinfandel

zinfandel

 

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