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  • iPhone 4 with an olloclip macro lens

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.

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Form & function. Man, Nature must be one hell of a mathematician.


"The Algorithmic Beauty of Sea Shells"
by Hans Meinhardt

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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


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Rose Coral - Stylaster roseus

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Bicolor Urchin - Salmacis sphaeroides

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Electric Blue Lobster - Procambarus alleni

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Purple Lace Coral - Lodictyum phoeniceum

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Sundial Snail - Architectonica perspectiva

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Exquisite Urchin - Coelopleurus exquisitus

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Rams Horn Squid - Spirula spirula


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