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, imaging specialist Linnea Rundgren of Linear Imaging 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 to illustrate the unseen in life, science, and the microcosmos.


The science behind the art

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

  • Scanning electron microscopy  and 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 work has been shown to wide audiences. Most recently her light cube display Behind The Scenes of Science was installed during the ACMM23ICONN2014 Nano Technology Conference in Adelaide in February 2014. The show later moved on to the NGV Melbourne Now Exhibition’s Open Studios event at the Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne.

Her exhibition of giant light boxes showing images of Life In The Microcosmos toured Australia throughout the summer of 2011-2012 and inspired visitors at a range of festivals and events throughout the year, such as Rainbow Serpent Festival, Entheogenesis Australis, Earth Frequency Festival and For The Love Festival.

Linear Imaging is continuing her work with illustrating what is going on behind the scenes of science and is currently accepting submissions of interest from researchers who can provide samples to be photographed and displayed in future exhibitions.  For more information or to register your interest in participating in the production please send an email to linnea@linearimaging.com


Linear Imaging is available to create  artwork on commission for corporate and commercial environments as well as installations and displays for events, museums, medical facilities and educational institutions.

All images on the site can be purchased for private collections, as prints to go on the wall, alternatively mounted in stunning, specifically designed and hand crafted light boxes. The images are also available for sale as downloadable digital files.

For more information please send an e-mail to linnea@linearimaging.com or get in touch via phone using one of the numbers detailed on the contact page.

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.