Popular Drinks Photographed Under a Microscope

Fingerprints of Drinkable Culture is a photo series by photographer William LeGoullon that explores what popular beverages look like under a microscope. He writes,

In this series, I treat the world’s top five most consumed man-made beverages like scientific specimens, allowing each liquid sample to dry before photographing them using a microscope. The resulting images provide us with a chance to analyze these fingerprints of drinkable culture as an act of art consumption.

Can you figure out the drinks that are shown in these photographs?

Here are the answers: coffee, tea, wine, cola, and beer.

Fingerprints of Drinkable Culture by William LeGoullon (via Feature Shoot)

Image credits: Photographs by William LeGoullon and used with permission

  • Osmosisstudios

    Interesting to see the structure in beer; wasn’t expecting that.

  • chris steel

    anyone else thirsty now?

  • Joey Duncan

    What were you expecting it to look like?

  • Josh

    Why…why are they not white balanced >_<

  • Thisguy

    Coke could use the microscopic version of the drink as an advert, it would suit their design with some slight colour changes.

  • TSY87

    wine looks disgusting..

  • Anonymous

    Back in the late 80’s, someone made neckties using the microscopic images of beverages and drugs. 

  • The Judge

    8/10 for showing a new perspective on everyday items.

  • Tristan O’Brien

    I think the ‘structure’ is just the beer having dried, and then cracked as it continued to desiccate. It’s pretty cool though!

  • newamericanclassic

    the cola looks cleaner than tea :P

  • Alba Fermoso

    interesting images ;)  wine is my favourite, it has life inside.