Art or Alcohol? Scientist Michael Davidson began taking photomicrographs of alcohol in the 1990’s to raise funds for his lab. He crystallized samples of beer, tequila, vodka and other liquors on a slide, then imaged them under polarized light to reveal these gorgeous colors. You can purchase them as prints for your wall from bevshots.com.
Note: I’ve not been able to post science-y stuff all week as I am carousing (er, conferencing) with 5000+ biophysicists in sunny San Diego. This collection of photographs seems particularly appropriate 😉
H/T to Huff Post Arts for featuring this story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/27/artsy-side-of-alcohol_n_1304880.html#s731641
These are some very beautiful photos. Maybe you will inspire some G+ers.
Apparently, he first marketed them as neckties and now they are licensed from Florida State University by another inventive scientist/entrepreneur 🙂 http://www.bevshots.com/history
Do I gotta be drunk to appreciate this?
Alcohol can make anything more attractive, even images of alcohol 🙂 Jaz Emminger
So that’s why I keep getting into trouble…
Have a nice time on participating in the (party) conference.
jose montarig , it’s the 56th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society. It’s been great so far, but by now I’m overloaded with info and ready to go back to my lab 🙂
Rajini Rao I see, 56 is definitely not a small number, good luck.
That is so cool.
beautiful/amazing. If I drink enough alcohol I see similar imagery
Most amazing alcohol I have ever seen.
cool really nice
i luv it
“Wow this is an amazing house. Oh, what is that painting”
“A bottle of rum”
“Oh dear, and that one?”
“Tequila I think”
An interesting icebreaker and looks amazing
The photographs are the most beautiful, vibrant and breath taking array of blending of color. A prism of sorts, yet so distinctly varied.
They are beautiful, in a Hippie sort of way. Reminds me of their art works.
HI THAT IS VARRY GOOD WORK THAKEYOU LONGUY
i love colors
nice colors girl
Reminds me of the colors you get when gasoline spills on wet asphalt.
That is art baby! The colors are exquisite.
The post goes very well with your excuse of
Wow, got two friends who love the liquor too much, made them a bit ugly, good to see some beauty come out of it.
awesome…that is exactly what resonates through me as I party the night away under the influence of Tequila, vodka and beer. It’s funny, but these colors all look like a few of the girls I took home once upon a time.))
michael brown, I think the term for that is colorfornication.
Wow mind blowing
im only 11 but alcahol
Weird but beautiful.
HEY I LOVE THOSE PICTURES YOU SHOULD KEEP DOING THEM 😀
This pic look cool!!!!:)
How sweet yaar. realy amazing
wow purty colors
Mind blown…. >.<
it’s funny but the photos sort of correspond to how that particular alcohol makes me feel lol…..pina colada and champagne are beautiful, the tequila is very abrupt
Now this is beautiful……I would love to be able to share them on my site http://homebarneeds.com
Art in any form is beautiful.this looks fabulous..
A dREAM wORLD OF cOLOR !! lIke : )
perfect dream photo
THose pictures are beautiful
I Pick ALCHOHOLE
But The Pics R Nice
No wonder it felt good to be drunk. I said “felt”. Gave it up.
looking gud but not amazing.
Realy Nice Pics Who Took Them
I call hallucinogens…
perfect，It is artistic。。。。。
really colorful pics
what is it?
It looks like a peacock from the Avatar planet.
Better than jello shots!
Colors of india
très belles couleurs
very intresting..good job Rajini
This is amazing.
absolutely love. Thank you for sharing this.
beatiful colors, great for computer home page. like much. claude.
i have a favor for art, and I would do anything to actually feel the texture… ❤
ohh really whaaat art
another use of ALCOHOL
The work of a drunk man. Beautiful!
what an art ??????? so beautiful
its vry nc
very nice pic yar. 🙂
i love those pics!!!!!
superb very buitifulyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
These are absolutely beautiful,
those are exiting.
its do only thish one
That is very neat!!
Haha, I own the scotch print! Love these
damn these are cool !
All pics are very beautiful
very lively n colorful pics
Cool man ……….jakassss luv it………sky
wow! superb mast hai kitni achi hai
These are beautiful!
art and weed !!!
Thank you for sharing. Go to the beach for me and spend the day with god.
tnx for posting…
You done a great job!
Wonderful, beautiful, awesome……
no wonder the stuff makes you feel gay.
I think the photos are beautiful. wow
Nice. I love art and a bit of alcohol as well. Lol
Very beautiful, unrivelled
I am drunk, therefore I am.
wow very beautiful
so niceeeeeeeee, i like it rajiiii
supper mindblowing texturing its beautiful
That explained why I was enjoying my drinks!
iz it collctn or u urslf art dm
hope u too dont know the nature.
iz it collctn or u urslf art dm
Wow that amazing .. so beautiful …
soo pretty nice as!
oh my god that’s so prettyyyy! thanks for sharing gorgeous
Cclassic art, its amezing.
Very trippy photos, will look bomb in hallways.
And good luck with your carousing, err… conferencing Rajini Rao. I’m sure you’ll have something to share on that soon! 😛
looks good bro
butterfly color’s very nice
so when folks drink, are they destroying art or appreciating it 😛
kiran kumar , they are consuming art 🙂