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A very high resolution artistic microscope photo; VAST photo created by Steph Mantis & Dan Piech
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Mounting brace floats the display
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Metal back
Paper print
Acrylic glass

Awaken: Orange

42 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
2019

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Imbued with the captivating energy that artists Steph Mantis and Dan Piech bring to their work, the Awaken series of VAST photos represents a collaboration of creative and technical mastery. The series explores the artistic beauty of microscopic selenite crystals photographed at extraordinarily high resolutions using specialty equipment and innovative techniques.

Selenite (Latin for "moonstone") has unique molecular properties that produce elegant crystalline structures and brilliant refractive properties. When combined with Mantis and Piech's meticulously constructed setup of lights, colored filters, microscopes, and cameras, these properties produce stunning imagery that elevates the mood and captures the imagination.

Designed to be showcased as sets, the rich colors and powerful compositional language used throughout the series usher viewers to discover tranquility from chaos, beauty from the unseen, and meaning from the abstract.

Explore the full Awaken series here.


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crystals   
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orange   
yellow   
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FILE SPECS

Total Pixels42,177,408
Horizontal Pixels5,304
Vertical Pixels7,952
Aspect Ratio1 : 0.67
File Size241 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)1.47 feet
Height @ 300ppi2.21 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)2.95 feet
Height @ 150ppi4.42 feet

EXPOSURE SPECS

Date & Time2019:  
Focal Length6.25x
Aperturen/a
Shutter Speed1/100
ISO400
Number of Exposures14
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Every VAST Print has two certificates of authenticity hand-signed by the artist and the printmaker: one affixed to the print and one standalone. Additionally, each print is assigned a unique serial number via a permanent hologram seal and recorded in our registry. Its provenance is tracked and verified using state-of-the-art digital blockchain encryption technology.

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VAST Displays are ready-to-hang works of art that contain a VAST Print sealed between flame-polished acrylic glass and an aluminum backing. A hidden brace on the back causes the display to gracefully "float" off the wall for a sleek, modern frameless look that complements nearly any decor style.  Learn more  

Certificate of authenticity  
with artist signature

Mounting brace floats the display
off the wall by 1 inch
Metal back
Paper print
Acrylic glass
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This VAST photo becomes a stunning conversation-starter wherever it's showcased. It's offered in 4 large-format sizes:


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