When I first got an olloclip, I was literally running around my studio looking for things to shoot.
[Specifically tiny, difficult things.]
And what would be more challenging than capturing the diminutive, detailed patterns of marine life?
There's something so structurally beautiful about things that live in the sea – and how mere calcium carbonate can come together in such diverse, complex ways.
Whether it's the delicate rosette of a coral polyp or the spiral growth of a shell, nature often expresses her forms in numerical sequences. It's like some grand algorithm for biological development.
Form & function. Man, Nature must be one hell of a mathematician.
"The Algorithmic Beauty of Sea Shells"
by Hans Meinhardt
Scorpion Shell - Lambis scorpious
"The spiral in a snail's shell is the same mathematically as the spiral in the Milky Way galaxy, and it's also the same mathematically as the spirals in our DNA."
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Rose Coral - Stylaster roseus
Bicolor Urchin - Salmacis sphaeroides
Electric Blue Lobster - Procambarus alleni
Purple Lace Coral - Lodictyum phoeniceum
Sundial Snail - Architectonica perspectiva
Exquisite Urchin - Coelopleurus exquisitus
Rams Horn Squid - Spirula spirula