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Inside the lab of electron microscope photographer David Scharf

by Kevin Ferguson | Off-Ramp

Gray debris dust from World Trade Center Disaster. David Scharf

David Scharf is a buddhist, a guitarist, a scientist and artist who works nocturnally. He's also one of the world's leading names in electron microscope photography: those giant, luminescent photos of incredibly small things like bugs, dust, and nerves. His art's appeared in books, galleries, universities -- and the covers of Newsweek and National Geographic.

Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson visited Scharf and toured his Echo Park home laboratory.

See more of Scharf's photos and take a tour of his lab on our new visual blog, Audiovision.

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