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'Night Visions: The Secret Designs of Moths'

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'Night Visions: The Secret Designs of Moths'

'Night Visions: The Secret Designs of Moths'

'Night Visions: The Secret Designs of Moths'

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Artist and photographer Joseph Scheer is a professor of print media and co-director of the Institute of Electronic Art at Alfred University in New York. Over the last few years he's collected more than 20,000 specimen of moths. He then photographed them up close, capturing the varied colors and patterns not visible to the naked eye. He's collected them in the new over-sized book, Night Visions: The Secret Designs of Moths. It includes an introduction by Marc Epstein, a Lepidopterist (moth expert) at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institute.

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