Parasite Tintypes

Canada's hitchhiking robot, parasite tintypes, Patagonia's weed wetsuit and more in our weekly look at the web

Lice, ticks and fleas don’t typically lend themselves to beautiful portraiture, but photographer Marcus DeSieno has cast the pests in a different light through a combination of electron microscope technology and dry plate gelatin ferrotypes. The images are then enlarged and printed in large format (four feet), allowing the viewer to take on the monstrous forms and appreciate their complex anatomy.