Revital Katznelson

  • EP10 "Purple Planet". Epsom Salt crystal. Purple light source. Microscope magnification 25x
  • SU01 "Under the Influence". Crystals of unrefined sugar with red wine. White LED and incandescent light. Microscope magnification 25x
  • LS31 "An Ancient Temple". Light Salt crystal (sodium and potassium chloride). Incandescent light source. Microscope magnification 25x
  • GM10 "Kayaking the blue waters of Planet Xy". Background: Xylitol sugar crystal with blue food coloring. White LED and incandescent light. Microscope magnification 25x
  • LS26 "Spaceship" Light Salt crystal (sodium and potassium chloride). Purple and incandescent light sources. Microscope magnification 25x
  • SY12 "Ballerina". Soy sauce crystals with soy sauce pigments. Incandescent light. Microscope magnification 25x
  • XY25 "Lounging Woman". Xylitol sugar crystal with blue food coloring.White LED and incandescent light. Microscope magnification 25x
  • TB23 "RGB Etude". Table salt crystals in a drop. Red, green, and blue light sources. Microscope magnification 6x
  • XY19 "Mountain". Xylitol sugar crystal with blue food coloring. White LED and incandescent light. Macro lens.
  • GM38 "Briones Fog". Frame: Potassium chloride crystal, in white LED light, magnified x25. Selected areas of the crystal were arranged as mirror images.

Dr. Revital Katznelson, an environmental scientist, uses her high-quality dissecting microscope with a variety of cameras and creative illumination settings to capture the natural beauty of tiny crystals. Her work features crystals of salts from the kitchen and from around the world (Himalaya, Dead Sea, Mono Lake, hot springs) as well as crystals of sucrose and xylitol sugars.

“The stark beauty of these microscopic crystals motivates me to share them with the world. However… I am just the documentarian and the presenter; Mother Nature is the true artist, and I hope we all give her the respect she deserves!” RK

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    • Berkeley CA 94703

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