Artist: David Scharf 14 artifacts total
David Scharf is a scientist, a photographer, and an artist, specializing in Scanning Electron Microscope (S.E.M.) imagery. For over 30 years he has been an innovator in the science, technology, methodology, and photography of this uniquely fascinating form of imagery. His images define the state-of-the-art in this area of science and technology.
Keeping with the tradition of innovation, David Scharf has adapted his imaging techniques to real-time video, being the first to capture insects alive and moving in the S.E.M. He was first to create HDTV sequences and motion picture footage from the S.E.M. In 1980 he was the first to introduce the intelligent use of coloration to enhance the readability of S.E.M. images. In 1991 he introduced a completely new coloring system to scanning electron microscopy, utilizing multiple electron detectors to encode an intuitive coloration. This unique. patented system has high resolution, digital image capture for photographs, motion pictures, and HDTV, while still totally usable for real-time video. Among numerous other awards this innovation has made possible the first ever EMMY Award (2000 News & Documentary) in Electron Microscopy.