Microscopic imaging is an indispensable part of scientific work. Often, it produces remarkable pictures that provide a surprising insight into a world normally hidden. Some images also have an impressive aesthetic effect. Things that work well in the laboratory can also be of good use in a photo studio. Specially staged under light microscopes and macro lenses, even inconspicuous technical objects show their most beautiful sides. According to the principle of pars pro toto – one part stands for the whole – even larger thematic complexes can be communicated with the right unusual detail shots.