Hi! I'm Karl, from Dublin, and I am the passionate scientific photographic artist behind Art of Science Photography.

Through a fusion of art and science, I use the medium of photography as a tool together with my artistic vision, creativity and imagination to capture photography that is not only scientifically educational, but imagery that is incredibly beautiful and visually captivating. Such photography can help us inspire curiosity and deepen our understanding and appreciation for the natural world, and thus can be a powerful tool for education. It can help illustrate scientific concepts and phenomena in a way that is accessible and engaging to a wide audience of people. As a consequence, it can raise awareness about environmental issues and inspire people to take action to protect and preserve natural habitats and species.

Through the microscope, I can make the most mundane of everyday substances look like award winning works of art that can be used for your marketing and publication endeavours. I also provide educational imagery and limited edition fine art prints of my unique polarised light micrographs. If you are interested in purchasing or print or discussing, please contact me via the contact page.

Each artwork is printed using the finest quality materials and techniques to ensure that the colours and details are reproduced with the utmost accuracy and clarity. The artworks are available as limited edition prints in two sizes, making them a rare and exclusive addition to any collection. Each print is numbered and signed, adding to its value and prestige. My chemical artworks make perfect gifts for science enthusiasts, researchers, students, and anyone with an appreciation for the beauty and complexity of science and chemistry. They are also ideal for display in homes, offices, laboratories, and educational institutions. The artworks can be customised with either a white or black border. Should you wish to buy a print, please contact me via the contact form.

A photograph of recrystallized potassium hexacyanoferrate captured through polarisation microscopy.
A photograph of potassium ferricyanide captured through polarisation microscopy.
A photograph of recrystallized silver sulphate captured through polarisation microscopy.

Earlier in the year, I recently worked with a marketing agency to create a unique collection of of scientific photographic artworks that showcase Oxley Gin and it’s botanicals through the microscope. The results capture Oxley’s vivid botanical clarity for consumers to see with their own eyes.

A photograph Oxley Gin through the microscope.
A photograph Oxley Gin and tonic through the microscope.

Exploring the patterned beauty of Ecotone's plant hydrosols.

Polarised light microscopy of Ecotones hydrosol potions.
Polarised light microscopy of Ecotones hydrosol potions.
Polarised light microscopy of Ecotones hydrosol potions.

The Adventures of a Micronaut through the Art of Science Photography is a captivating journey into the microscopic world of science. Through stunning photography, this collection captures the beauty and intricacy of tiny organisms and structures that exist in the natural world. As a micronaut, I, the photographer explore the realms of the microcosm, revealing the amazing complexity and diversity that exists in these tiny worlds. The images showcase the intricate shapes, colours, and patterns that make up the building blocks of life, highlighting the awe-inspiring beauty that can be found in the most unexpected places. This art of science photography captures the essence of the natural world, showing the intricate beauty that exists in everything around us. It invites viewers to marvel at the incredible complexity of life on Earth and to appreciate the importance of science in our understanding of the world we live in. Whether you're a scientist, an art lover, or simply someone with a passion for beauty and discovery, the adventures of a micronaut through the art of science photography is a collection that is sure to inspire and captivate. So take a journey into the microscopic world and discover the wonder and beauty that lies within.

Art of Science Photography - Adventures of a Micronaut is a colourful and eyecatching booklet of award winning scientific photography captured in the laboratory.

As a passionate scientific photographic artist, I specialize in capturing award winning caliber imagery of the beauty of the world around us. From chemical films to alcoholic beverages to cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, I have a keen eye for detail and a natural talent for bringing images to life. If you are interested in buying a print of any size, look no further. All of my photos are available for purchase and I can offer printing options for those looking to display my work in their home or office. You can view a selection of my chemical art works on the 'Chemical Artworks' page and other kinds of photographic artworks in the photography section.

I also accept commissions for larger custom artworks if you have something specific in mind. For more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch via the contact form.

A photograph produced by Karl Gaff (Art of Science Photography) of Amino acids on the cover of Microscopy and Analysis magazine.
A photograph produced by Karl Gaff (Art of Science Photography) of Salicin on the cover of the Canadian Journal of Chemistry.
A photograph of ascorbic acid created by Karl Gaff (Art of Science Photography) on the cover of the Oxford Human Nutrition.

2022 Olympus Life Science Calendar

Throughout the Spring and Summer months of 2021 I worked on producing all of the imagery for the Olympus Life Science 2022 calendar using their brand new range of X Line objectives. Thoudands of images were rounded down to just fourteen, two of which shown here make the calendar cover and the background to my profile on the inside cover.