Its resolution is 1,904% greater than
a typical fine art photograph.
It is one of the highest quality images
This VAST photo belongs to the Physis series of VAST photos from artist Steph Mantis.
Physis is a Greek term woven through theology, philosophy, and science, representing the primal growth force of nature. It is often translated into English as simply “nature.” The term stands in opposition to nomos meaning “law” or “custom.” These contrasting terms call forth a debate on which elements of human existence are natural and which are due to social convention.
Of physis, Plato remarked, “Because those who use the term [physis] mean to say that nature is the first creative power; but if the soul turns out to be the primeval element, and not fire or air, then in the truest sense and beyond other things the soul may be said to exist by nature.”
With this body of work, Mantis presents never-before-seen imagery of gemstones captured using innovative photomicroscopy techniques. From these found compositions, subjects seem “to grow or appear” in unique ways, exercising the viewer's imagination and providing an opportunity for self-reflection at a deeper level.
But what are we reflecting? Do we find ourselves in the chaos? The abstract? In the ideas we name? Or are we more than what we see and feel and know? Physis suggests we are.
This 421-megapixel VAST photo is one of the highest definition photographs ever created. It has a resolution equivalent to 203 HDTVs.
|Date & Time||2019:|
|Megapixels per Exposure||42.4|
|Lens||Zeiss Axiolab re with Achroplan objectives|
|Number of Exposures||903|
|Aspect Ratio||1 : 0.75|
|File Size||2,403 MB|
|Width @ 300ppi (perfect)||4.95 feet|
|Height @ 300ppi||6.56 feet|
|Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)||9.89 feet|
|Height @ 150ppi||13.12 feet|
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