FRAMES Photography Podcast with Grigorii Timin

On today’s episode of the FRAMES Photography Podcast W. Scott Olsen is talking to the winner of the 2022 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition, Grigorii Timin.

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Grigorii Timin’s passion for microscopy started at the age of 15 when he was gifted a microscope and explored the different creatures living in a pond close to his countryside home. Since then, technology has advanced and Timin has dedicated his career to the study of genetics and evolution.

As a Ph.D. student at the University of Geneva, Timin is currently working on the development and evolution of skin appendages in reptiles.

While working on gecko’s embryonic hand dataset I made many images (that differs in the way the colouration is done and what depth of the 3D stack is presented on the 2D projection) from which finally have chosen one for the image competitions. However, some of ’trials’ I fine also quite pretty. For example this is one of them showing only collagenous structures (developing bones, tendons and ligaments) in the middle of the hand
© Grigorii Timin
Regarding other micrographs, I would like to share the one that won a regional (For Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) prize in Olympus competition one year ago. It was also microscopy, also about collagen, but completely different method of collagen visualisation that is called ’second harmonic generation’. SHG is not fluorescence-based. Briefly, SHG occurs when an intense laser pulse undergoes a nonlinear second-order polarisation while passing through crystalline non-centrosymmetric material; this results in the generation of photons at twice the energy of the incident laser-light photons.

© Grigorii Timin

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© Grigorii Timin




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Comments (2):

  1. Nazmul Bashar

    January 6, 2023 at 20:53

    I loved looking at the microscopic world photographed by Grigori Timin.

  2. Andrei Mihalache

    January 29, 2023 at 18:49

    These are incredible… goes to show how deep of a field photography truly is.


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