Where Science Meets Art

Words are only half the story; images bring the science to life  

With one foot in the world of science and one in art, scientific photographer Linnea Rundgren of Linear Photography is combining the two disciplines to communicate her unique perspective on the magnificent architecture of nature and the microscopic magic of the space between spaces.

Using technical imaging techniques, Linnea transcends space and time, and illustrates the unseen in life, science, and the microcosmos through her fascinating images.


The science behind the art

Linnea has spent many years developing and perfecting her technical imaging techniques, such as:

  • Scanning electron microscopy (including sample preparation)
  • Holography
  • High-speed video and photography
  • Time-lapse photography
  • Schlieren/shadow graph imaging
  • Imaging outside of the visible spectrum (IR and UV)

Linnea is also highly skilled in advanced post-production, including:

  • Photo retouching and editing
  • Image colourising
  • Graphic design


Bringing science into the light

Linnea’s scientific images have been published in various media, including:

  • Scientific publications
  • Books and other print media
  • Print advertising
  • Online marketing
  • TV and film productions
  • CD covers, flyers, and posters for events and music artists


Putting it together

Linnea’s previous work has been shown to wide audiences, most recently through an exhibition of giant light boxes showing images of life in microcosmos.  The exhibit toured Australia throughout the summer of 2011-2012.

She is working on a new show that will go on an Australian and international tour in 2014-2015.  She is currently accepting submissions of interest from researchers who can provide samples to be photographed and displayed in the exhibition.  For more information or to register you interest in participating in the production please send an email to linnea@linearphotography.com


All images on the site can be purchased as downloadable digital files.

Linnea’s work can also be purchased for private collections, as prints to go on the wall, or mounted in stunning light boxes.

For more information send an e-mail to linnea@ linearphotography.com

Linnea is also available to create artwork on commission and to install large-scale banners, installations, or light displays at events, museums, and other venues.

Linear Photography Commitioned Works




If you wish to use any of the images in the galleries for display purposes, or would like to propose a project or collaboration, send an e-mail to linnea@linearphotography.com

About Linnea

Artist and scientist

Born and bred in Sweden to a family of artists, scientists and journalists, Linnea’s passions were perhaps predestined.  The majority of Linnea’s life has to this day revolved around exploring the realms of art and science through a range of mediums, projects, and studies (academic and otherwise).

With numerous trips around the world behind her, she moved to Melbourne, Australia in 2007 to pursue a Bachelor of Scientific Photography at RMIT.  She has since maintained a dual existence, migrating like a bird between her home in Stockholm and her studios in Melbourne, often participating in international projects along the way.