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401 megapixels! A very high resolution microscope art photo; VAST photo and fine art print created by Steph Mantis.
401 megapixels! A very high resolution microscope art photo; VAST photo and fine art print created by Steph Mantis.
401 megapixels! A very high resolution microscope art photo; VAST photo and fine art print created by Steph Mantis.
401 megapixels! A very high resolution microscope art photo; VAST photo and fine art print created by Steph Mantis.
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Lower World

401 MEGAPIXELS
401 megapixels! A very high resolution microscope art photo; VAST photo and fine art print created by Steph Mantis.
This photo is 1,810% higher resolution than a typical photo.
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Lower World

401 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
This photo is
1,810% higher resolution
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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.

Explore the full Physis series here.

Date & Time2019:  
Focal Length10x
Aperturen/a
Shutter1/100
ISO400
Num of Exposures1230

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Its resolution is 1,810% greater than a typical photo. Click on the boxes below to zoom in.

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Canvas print

Our ready-to-hang canvas prints are created using a specialty printer that carefully lays pigment inks down onto archival-quality fine art canvas material. The canvas is then stretched around a 1.5-inch-deep wood support structure to provide depth and elegance. Our canvas material has a delightfully matte finish that looks spectacular in any lighting conditions while retaining maximum vibrancy and contrast. Click here to learn more.

Produced using a specialty, large-format fine art printer operating at 300ppi resolution—the gold standard for sharpness
Printed onto heavyweight, 100% acid-free fine art canvas to preserve color-accuracy and longevity
Created using materials and methods that exceed the rigorous technical standards required to achieve the prized "giclée" industry rating
Designed to meet the most demanding standards for color-permanence set by leading museums
Handmade by award-winning master printmakers with over 4 decades of experience
Optionally accompanied by your choice of elegant floater frame available in a variety of trims
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VAST Print™

A VAST Print™ represents the pinnacle of the photographic medium. Each print is a true photograph created specifically for you using light-sensitive paper exposed in a darkroom with the industry's highest precision exposure technique. Your print is then sealed with a shine-enhancing protective glossy coating*, adhered to a sturdy aluminum composite backing, and finished in one of two ready-to-hang formats:

  • Frameless floating display: A hidden mounting brace on the rear gracefully "floats" the print off the wall for a sleek, modern look.
  • Framed display: The print is mounted inside one of our handcrafted 100% wood frames with a decorative separation between the print and the frame so that the print appears to be floating within the frame, providing depth and elegance to the finished photo.

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*Note: a non-glossy, satin matte coating is alternatively available on request.

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401 megapixels! A very high resolution microscope art photo; VAST photo and fine art print created by Steph Mantis.
Paper print
Shine-enhancing
protective coating
Laser-exposed at a truly unprecedented 610ppi resolution
Created using fine art paper with a specialty emulsion enabling unsurpassed micro-contrast, ultra-bright whites, and deep blacks
Printed with a chromogenic process that produces "continuous tones" of silky smooth color (other printers use noticeable dots of ink)
Sealed between an extra-thick, shine-enhancing protective coating and a sturdy aluminum composite backing for a sleek look
Award-winning product quality recognized industry-wide
Designed to meet the most demanding standards for color-permanence set by leading museums
Handmade by certified master printmakers with over 4 decades of experience
Hand-signed by the artist and accompanied by our digitally-enhanced, holographic certificate of authenticity
Optionally accompanied by your choice of elegant floater frame available in a variety of trims
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Digital file

Due to their record-setting resolutions, VAST photos are the most versatile images ever created, with the quality necessary to look great at any size and in any project. Purchasing one of our standard royalty-free licenses provides you with the digital file at your choice of resolution and a permit to use it for most types of projects. Click here to learn more.

Usage in most media formats*
Unlimited number of projects*
Worldwide, perpetual usage*
Not for use in merchandise for sale
Not for use laminated in or onto glass in North America
Non-exclusive (i.e. we may license the photo to others)

For a premium license that gives exclusivity, glass-related use in North America, or use in merchandise for sale, contact us.

Total Pixels401,049,680 px
Width22,390 px
Height17,912 px
Aspect Ratio1.25 : 1
Date & Time2019:  
Focal Length10x
Aperturen/a
Shutter1/100
ISO400
Num of Exposures1230

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Here are some rough guidelines for this specific photo:

small
2 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 5x4 in
  • Marketing prints < 11x8 in
  • Use on webpages at sizes smaller than full‑screen
  • Wallpapers for devices with low‑resolution screens
medium
10 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 12x9 in
  • Marketing prints < 24x19 in
  • Use on webpages at full‑screen sizes
  • Wallpapers for devices with high‑resolution screens
large
50 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 26x21 in
  • Marketing prints < 53x42 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 17 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 35 ft
huge
250 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 59x47 in
  • Marketing prints < 118x94 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 8 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 16 ft
full file
401 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 75x60 in
  • Marketing prints < 149x119 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 6 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 12 ft
Fine art
prints
(300ppi)
Marketing
prints
(150ppi)
Large
murals
(~20x8 ft)
Massive
murals
(~40x16 ft)
Use on
webpages
Digital
device
wallpapers
small
2 megapixels
< 5x4 in < 11x8 in less than
full-screen use
low-resolution
screens
medium
10 megapixels
< 12x9 in < 24x19 in full-screen use high-resolution
screens
large
50 megapixels
< 26x21 in < 53x42 in if viewers will be
> 17 ft away
if viewers will be
> 35 ft away
huge
250 megapixels
< 59x47 in < 118x94 in if viewers will be
> 8 ft away
if viewers will be
> 16 ft away
full file
401 megapixels
< 75x60 in < 149x119 in if viewers will be
> 6 ft away
if viewers will be
> 12 ft away
Photo id: 10460