French artist Lia Giraud creates realistic images she calls Algae-graphs through a very unconventional method with unexpected materials.
Instead of capturing a scene on film with a camera, Giraud creates living photographs made with light-sensitive microalgae in a petri dish.
Exposing different areas of the tiny organisms to light over varying intervals of time changes their colors along the green spectrum.
Typically, the exposure process takes about 4 days to complete.
Unfortunately, the image created is temporary, only lasting as long as the algae is living.