Inner ear hair cells, Scanning Electron Microscope. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of sensory hair cells from the inner ear. These cells are surrounded by a fluid called endolymph. As sound enters the ear it causes waves to form in the endolymph, which in turn cause the hairs to move. The movement is converted to an electrical signal that is passed on to the brain. Each crescent-shaped arrangement of hairs lies atop a single cell.
Kesseler has spent the last decade working as a fellow at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, photographing microscopic plant specimens including seeds, pollen, leaves and fruit. It’s a bit of a guessing game what the subject of each of these images are – some look more like amoeba than plants – so we’ll just have to take his word for it.
Rob Kesseler - A commission for the new Macallan Whiskey visitor centre. Concept Radiate Experience Ltd. Design Bonomini Associates. A series of changing photographic panels revealing the processes and raw materials used in the process of whiskey production. The images included micro images of soil bacillus, yeast and starch and close up sections through barley and oak from the barrels.