Photographer Alison Pollack loves to take fungi and Myxomycetes. Pollack captures artistic images of her subjects which often measure just 1 or 2 millimeters tall, through focus stacking and macro photography. The results are stunning photographs that provide to see the world of mushrooms and slime molds that are rarely seen.
“I am especially drawn to the tiny ones and the detail that cannot be seen by the naked eye. My passion is to photograph these tiny organisms and show people how amazing and beautiful they are!” tells Pollack. In fact, for Pollack part of the pleasure that she takes in her work is her ability to expose the magic of the forest to others. “Many people have never heard of Myxomycetes, and also do not know that there are so many beautiful tiny fungi. My goal is to photograph them to show people the magical beauty right at their feet as they walk in the forest.”
“Tiny fungi and Myxos are difficult to spot, but once you know where and what to look for, they can be easily found,” explains Pollack. Also, Pollack says that she will often spend hours with “a good decomposing log,” finding these hidden treasures, cleaning them with small paintbrushes and surgical tweezers, and composing the perfect shot.
Enjoy the beauty of this magical world in a wet forest!