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Instagerms: A Photographer's Strangely Beautiful Portaits of His Own Bacteria

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We’ve seen so many different ways to create a self-portrait, but nothing on this scale before.

Erno-Erik Raitanen cheekily refers to his latest project as a series of self-portraits, but they don’t actually resemble the photographer himself, as much as they do a stoner’s screensaver or a Flaming Lips album cover. Although film is involved, a camera is not. The project is called "Bacteriograms,” and it’s comprised of images created using bacteria from Raitanen’s body.
 
 

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