Mold Becomes Strangely Beautiful When Captured in a Macro Photo Time-Lapse

Mold is something people usually don’t want to see, especially on their food, but it’s something that attracted the eye of Russian photographer Nick Lariontsev. He created the fascinating time-lapse video above showing strange beauty of mold when seen up close.

At this zoom level, you can see the detail of the colonies as they grow.


Here are a few photographs showing the macro photography setup Lariontsev used with a DSLR and slider. Lariontsev says the system makes one turn over the course of seven days to introduce movement to the shots: